“Casey” James Marshall Jones was born in January, 1932 in Waynoka, Oklahoma to Jay and Doris Jones.
Casey had three sisters, Leona, Donna and Dugie. Casey and his family were surrounded by many aunts, uncles and cousins. The love of Casey’s life, Dorothy Dupy, was also born in Waynoka in February, 1932 just nineteen days after him. Casey began his lifelong love of Dorothy long before he expressed it to her. Eighteen years later on November 23rd, 1950 they were married and began their seventy-year adventure and life journey together. Over those seventy years they were in the Army, worked their way through college and had a successful career in commercial real estate lending. Together they built a life and raised a family. Over all seventy years Casey has said, “Your mother is the most wonderful person in the world” and he expressed that to her daily with a look of love and admiration.
Casey is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his sons, James and his wife, Montine, Kirby and his wife, Lynn. Grandkids, Jake, Grace, Ryan, Michele, Jason, Jay, Jenni and Colt. Great grandchildren, Finley, Scout, Ike, Hobie, Ryker, Sawyer, Cooper, Elliot, Blaise, Trinity, Jagger, Tristan, Maddie, Kate, Jordan, Luke, Emberlynn, Eile Anne, Eli, Bennett, Ellery, Caleb, Lillian, and Adleigh Grace.
At family gatherings we would all gather in a circle and hold hands and Dad would always look at Mom and say, “Look what we started” and then he would smile and say a prayer.
Casey always loved Dorothy, loved his family and loved God. Casey loved to be outside, to hunt and fish, waterski, snow ski, and to work with his cattle and horses. A few years ago, while we were taking some calves to market Dad looked at me with a look of peace and contentment and said, “The last few years living on the farm with mom and worshipping in Collinsville have been the happiest years of my life.” Casey started the race well, ran the race well and finished as a faithful man of God. He is now in God’s presence and is waiting for everyone to come join him.