He was born July 25, 1949, in Parsons to Byron D. and Ruth Marcell (Thomas) Jones. Alan grew up in rural Mound Valley and was a 1967 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont. Following high school, he served six years in the United States Army Reserves.
He was a member of the Mound Valley Christian Church, a lifetime member of the National Farmers Organization and had served in various capacities at both the county and state levels; and had served several years on the National Resources Conservation Service Board. He especially enjoyed his chosen profession of farming and, through the years, had collected toy farm equipment, especially anything New Holland. His prized-possession was his 1972 Ford pickup referred to as “Old Blue.” He was fondly called “Grumpy” by his adoring seven grandchildren.
He married Deanna Bradshaw on Oct. 3, 1970, in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Kevin Jones and his wife, Teresa, of Mound Valley; a daughter, Cindy White and her husband, Matt, of Oswego; seven grandchildren, Dustin White of Grinnell, Ryan White, Mary-Lynn White, both of Oswego, and Shyanne, Cloey and Brody and Makayla Jones, all of Mound Valley; a brother, Ray Jones of Parsons; a sister, Judy Carroll and her husband, Dan, of Independence; and a foster brother, John Duncan and his wife, Beverly, of Arlington, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant sisters, Juanita and Cynthia Jones.
The family will have a private graveside service. Burial will be in Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mound Valley Community Center. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.