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Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Minister Daniel “Dan” Michael Jones peacefully made his transition to eternal life on Friday, September 1, 2023 at the age of 74 years. He was born January 18,1949 in New Castle, Indiana to Joyce May and Ralph Benjamin Jones. Dan attended Knightstown High School and later worked in the construction trade. Dan ultimately became his own boss as a business owner and created many beautiful, sturdy structures for his happy customers.
Dan joined Alice Ann Fidler in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, October 26, 1985 and they were just shy of celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary. Dan enjoyed camping, fishing and he loved preaching God’s Word and witnessing to others. One of Dan’s favorite places to vacation was at Kentucky Dam Village with Alice. Dan also enjoyed watching the good old classic westerns, such as Gunsmoke, Laramie, Rawhide, Wagon Train, and Bonanza. Dan liked Traditional and Contemporary Christian music. Dan wasn’t particularly fond of any type of specific food with the exception of fresh fish, that being the fresh fish he caught. Of all of his pets, Skunk” the cat was his favorite. Dan had a love of people and was described as being the “perfect best friend “. He was proud to serve his Lord and Savior as the Pastor of the Shirley Church of the Nazarene and served as the Minister for 18 years. Dan was a loving character who would at times use his “pointer finger “ to get his message across. The message that most will remember about Dan was he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was loved immensely and will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Pastor Dan Jones leaves to celebrate his legacy, his wife, Alice, sons; Andrew and Noah, three sisters; Brenda “Susie” (Bobby) Wilson, Elizabeth “Beth” Miller, Kimberly “Kim” (Marc) Taylor, six brothers; Jack (Mary Iva) Jones, Shannon Jones, Charles “Chuck” (Melody) Jones, John (fiancée Andrea Hills-Bumps) Jones, Ronnie (Sue) Jones and John (Jack) Smith, Step-mother, Gail Jones. Also left to cherish Dan’s memory are his two aunts; Phyllis Chapman and Emily “Boots” Gorman and a host of nieces and nephews.
Dan is also survived by his close friend, Darrell Bertram and his best friend Mark Young.
Pastor Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Joyce and Ralph, three brothers; David Jones, Joey Jones and Robert Jones.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at the Shirley Church of the Nazarene located at 310 South Street, Shirley, Indiana. Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 p.m, with burial immediately following at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, Indiana. Brother Darrell Bertram and Pastor Dana Ritchie will officiate the service.
After the service, the members of the Shirley Church of the Nazarene would like to invite the friends and family of Pastor Dan to gather together, enjoy a meal, share stories and memories and continue to celebrate the life of Pastor Dan.
~The staff of Liming Family Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Daniel “Dan” Michael Jones.~