Illus. Sir Joe Jones, 72, went to his eternal home January 1, 2011, due to complications after heart surgery. He was born February 13, 1938 to Lovel and Mary Frances Jones in Millersville, TN. He was a Navy veteran, played for the Dallas Texans, until injured and was employed by Kraft Foods for 10 years. In 1969, he and his wife Joyce, founded Sani-Sheen System, Inc. He was a member of Nova Chapter Eastern Star, Britton Masonic Lodge, Valley of Guthrie Scottish Rite, India Shrine and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He served as President of Association of Cleaning Specialists in 1994 and Potentate of India Shrine in 2008. He was on the Board of Governors for Shriners Burn Hospice in Galveston, where he loved helping kids. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack and Billy and grandson Brent O’Brien. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce, son Jeff and wife Lori, son Jere and financee LaToya, daughter Jennifer and husband Shawn Jones. Grandchildren Nichole and Jacob Jones, Brooke Vann and Brandon O’Brien. Brother Ernest and wife Sheila, sister Nancy Edwards and husband Gene, mother-in-law Opal Maynor, many nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and cherished his family. He enjoyed working and work was his hobby. He was a great man from the old school where your word was your bond and a handshake was a contract. He was an avid John Wayne, Johnny Cash, and Dallas Cowboys fan. Visitation Monday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm with family available 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Smith & Kernke, 14624 N. May. Service Tuesday 10:00 am at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 2717 W. Hefner, with Interment at Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to India Shrine Transportation Fund, 3601 NW 36th, OKC, 73112.
ADCS Lewis E. Keltch, 85, born July 26, 1925 and passed away November, 2010. His wife’s name is Jean. US Navy, Hero. He was a National Sojourner for 8 years. After graduating from Blackwell High school in 1943, Lewis joined the U.S. Navy, spending 31 years at duty stations around the world, always seeking out historical sights and places of interest wherever he went. Earning a pilot’s license at the age of 16 and taking his mother for a flight was one of the great enjoyments as well as gardening, crocheting, repairing aircrafts and flying. Lewis was a 32 Degree mason member in Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, VFW, American Legion, Fleet Reserve, a Sojourner and attended Goodrich United Methodist Church.
LTC Robert Whitaker, USAF, Ret., recently passed away. Bob was 92 years old. He was born on October 31, 1918 in Dallas, Texas. Bob died following a fall and its complications. He was a WWII Veteran, served in North Africa and flew 48 missions. Bob retired from the Air Force in 1961. Bob has been a Mason and a Sojourner for 55 years. He loved his family gatherings, history, sports and special Tuesdays. Robert Whitaker was indeed an Officer and a Gentleman. Bob was a Past Chapter President for Tinker Chapter #43, National Sojourners. He was also a Past Camp Commander for the Nathanael Greene Camp of Heroes of ’76. He was preceeded in death by his loving wife, Dosha.
2011 Illus. Sir Joe Jones
2010 Major Leo L. Johnson ADCS Lewis Keltch
LTC Robert N. Whitaker Col Maurice A. Spenny
2009 - SSgt James R. Onkst, PGM
Major William H. Jones PO1 Henry L Stewart
2008 – MSGT Robert Williams 2007 – Ronald E Johnson, PGM
CPT Jacklyn H Lucas LCDR Ola A Dodson
LTC Daniel G. Cook COL James E Gable
Joseph N Tyre
2006 -MG Fred A Daugherty, PSGIG 33
LTC Charles W Eckels
COL John A Spencer, Past National President
2004 – COL Mack E Barbour
LTC Lloyd F Nickerson
2003 – CMSGT William F Farris 2002 – LTC Herbert O’Neil
2LT Arthur E Powell
2001 – J.G. Armstrong 2000 – LTJG Ray K Babb
LTC Charles T Ketchel LTC Harold L Moore
LT Bernard C Nolan CPT William E Sheppard
1999 – Emery J Mosher 1998 – MAJ Albert Pegram
1993 – Col William E Whiteaker 1990 – LTC Robert W Hillier