Rev. Artie Lee Jones (7/29/1930 - 10/5/2017)

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  • "I know you'll miss him greatly. Deepest sympathy to your..."
    - Fred Norman
  • "Sorry for your loss Evadene and family. We had so many good..."
    - Hallie McMillen
  • "With Deepest Sympathy to the Jones and Hobson families,"
    - Gail McKinzie Clark

Reverend Artie Lee Jones, Sr. passed from this earthly life into his heavenly home on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 87 years of age. Artie (Art) is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evadene Fauss Jones. He is also survived by his three children: Darla Medlin, Deana Hobson and husband, Joe, and Artie Jones, Jr. and wife, Linda. Grandchildren are Deann Robertson and husband Blake, Angie Batie and husband Patrick, Joshua Hobson and wife Tyler, Landon Hobson and wife, Amy, Jelyn Hobson, Samuel Jones, Seth Jones and wife Samantha. Also a host of great grandchildren: Clay Martin, Rawlin and Nolan Berry, Haylea, Lacy and Camden Robertson, Sam Jr., Hannah and Parker Jones, Logan, Laynie, Jude, Jack, Jolie, Levi and Ford Hobson. Art was the son of the late Arthur Sylvester and Nonia Lee Jones and was preceded in death by brother, Curtis Jones, and sisters, Lillian Yates and Peggy Hopson.

Art's family moved to Price, Texas during the oil boom and Art attended Carlisle School from his first grade year, graduating in 1947. Art married Evadene on October 14, 1950 and worked as market manager for McCarter's Grocery in Henderson prior to entering the ministry. After Art settled back in Carlisle in 1959, he served his community in many ways. He helped organize the Price Water Supply Corporation and Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department. He served on Carlisle's school board for 12 years as secretary and president. Art was also a realtor in Rusk County, serving the Henderson and Carlisle communities.

Art was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1955, at the age of 25, and remained faithful to the calling for the rest of his life. His years of active ministry include pastoring churches in Emory, Grand Prairie, Henderson and Arp, Texas. While in Grand Prairie, he served as Youth Director and Sunday School Director for the Dallas area. In 1959, he pioneered Calvary Assembly of God Church in Henderson where he remained for 22 years. During his time with Arp Assembly of God, Art served as Chairman of the Arp Ministerial Alliance and helped organize We Care Too, thrift store and outreach ministry, remaining on the board of directors until his retirement. He also served on the Tyler Sectional Committee for the Assemblies of God for 15 years. Art and Evadene served as evangelists throughout Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana and as missionaries to Mexico until his retirement in April of 2009.

The family will receive visitors at Rader Funeral Home in Henderson on Sunday evening, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. and Memorial Services will be held at Rader at 2:00 p.m., Monday October 9th, 2017 with Rev. Don Stanley, Rev. Joe Fauss, and Rev. Montie Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Grandsons: Joshua and Landon Hobson, Samuel and Seth Jones, Clay Martin and nephew, Mark Hopson. Honorary pallbearers are John Lambeth, Kirk Carter, Chris Craig, Vernon Minor, Bob Garner, Douglas Medlin and Jeremy Jones.

Reverend Artie Jones was a godly man, a devoted husband and a loving father. His legacy lives on through his earthly as well as his spiritual children. Though our hearts are heavy, we rejoice in his heavenly reward. In his own words: "Through it all, with great desire, I've finally made it home!"

A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Oct. 8, 2017