of Russellville, AR
January 10, 1938 - August 1, 2023
Dee Lin Jones of Rupert, Arkansas passed away peacefully at home on August 1, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Berniece (Waddle) Jones. Dee Lin was the youngest of two sons of Dewey C. Jones and Syble (Montgomery) Jones. He was born on January 10, 1938 in Rupert, Arkansas. Dee Lin and Berniece were married on May 18, 1958 and moved to Wauconda, IL, where Dee Linn worked as a carpenter. For the next few years, they traveled between Wauconda and Rupert, as they made money in Illinois and would come to Arkansas in the winter to buy the farm. While in Illinois, Rocky and Tami were born. In 1968 they welcomed their third child, Calvin to the household.In the mid-1960's, they moved back to Rupert where Dee Lin and his dad continued improving the farm and built the family home that they lived in for the next 60 years. Dee Lin traveled to Fairfield Bay and worked framing houses for the developing retirement community. He then traveled to Russellville and built houses, as he continued to improve his farm. In the early 1970's he quit traveling as a carpenter and started working as a fulltime rancher. He also managed a farm for Leland Gunn for a few years as a supplement income, which helped him to improve his farm and buy more cattle. While living in the Rupert community Dee Lin was involved in local groups such as the Alread School Board, ASCS and Farm Bureau Board of Directors. In 1981 the Jones Family Farm was chosen as Van Buren County's Farm Family of the Year. Widely known in Van Buren County as a knowledgeable cattleman, he was approached by many for help with veterinary services and advice. Dee Lin also coached youth baseball teams and coached teenage girls' softball teams.Dee Linn was loved by his kids and his grandchildren. He taught them to work hard, to never turn down a challenge, to think on their feet and retain the respect of the family name. Many great times and adventures were had by his kids and grandkids while on the farm and the memories will live on forever.In addition to his wife, Berniece, Dee Lin is survived by his children, Rocky (Cindy) Jones, Tami (Tom) Robinson and Calvin (Amy) Jones all of Russellville. His grandchildren: Caleb (Rachel) Jones of Russellville, Seth (Abby) Jones of Russellville, Lauren (Nick) Stinson of Atlanta, Georgia, Jonathan (Candace) Robinson of Rogers, Arkansas and David (Lauren) Robinson of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dee Lin and Berniece also have 4 great grandchildren: Mason Jones, Wyatt Jones, Willis Robin-son, Mary Daniel Robinson and will be welcoming a fifth in January.Dee Lin was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Syble Jones and his brother, Garner Ray Jones and his sister-in-law, Geraldine Jones.Visitation will be at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton Friday, August 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Friendship Church near Rupert with burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery across the street from the church.Pallbearers will be Caleb Jones, Seth Jones, Jonathan Robinson, David Robinson, Nick Stinson and Bryan Waddle.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dee Lin was a great parent along with Bernice they raised a family good citizens and compassionate children. Calvin was on a baseball team that I coached and Dee Lin and Bernice were always at the games. Dee Lin will be fondly remembered and never forgotten. God bless you all.
Berniece, Rocky, Tami, Calvin, and all the family,Dee Lin was a wonderful man. Our family is grieving with you, and you are in our prayers. My father also thought so much of Dee Lin and your entire family. I am glad that you all had so much time on earth with him, and treasure your memories. May the Lord comfort and bless you.
So sorry for you and your family Berniece! Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and always.
Berniece, Rocky, Tami & Calvin, Sending love, hugs & prayers for you all. We love you & your families. DeeLin will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies â¤ï¸
So sorry for your lost, you will in my prayers. I lost my husband in April. Take care of yourself.
I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked up to to Mr. Jones.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he is resting in peace. I will always remember talking w him about his cattle at his gate. He was a great friend.
We were so sorry to hear this news. Dee Lin was one of our favorite customers and we considered him a very special friend. Not many men would have took the time to have showed a whole family With no relation how to ski or swim he got some pretty good Laughs out of each one of us especially Guinn. our prayers will be with you in the upcoming days
Bernice and family your family are always special to me. So sorry for your loss. Jo Hillyer
Love and prayers for you all! Dee Lin was loved, and so is his family! Wonderful memoriesâ€¦..ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»
Bernice and family, Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort now and the days ahead.
I never knew a finer man. He will be greatly missed in the community,
We am so sorry for this great loss. Sending our condolences, prayers and love to you all. He was always a good friend to my dad and one of my favorite fellows.
Sorry for your loss, Calvin, prayers for you and your family.
Berniece, I am so sorry for you and yours. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
How I hated hearing this news. Although not unexpected, it is still hard to take. I along with so many others always admired and looked up to Dee Lin and your family. Stay strong and please accept these condolences.Love always,Ray
My prayers are with you, Berniece, and your sweet family. I will be unable to go to the funeral, but know that I am thinking about you all! Vicki
He'll be so missed. Prayers always
We are so sorry for your loss. I know he has left you all with wonderful memories to help you through this difficult time. God bless you all.
Dear Berniece and family So sorry to hear of Dee Lin passing. I know you will miss him terribly. May our Lord hold you close during this most difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your familyJeanie
I am praying for the entire family, that the Lord will give you peace as you go through this sad time. He raised a wonderful family that will carry on his traditions and beliefs.
Bernice and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers
So sorry for your loss. Dee Linn was such a nice man. I know he will be missed by many. Love and prayers to Berniece and the entire family.
Berniece I am so sorry for you and your family loss. May God give you peace during this difficult time