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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

Midland Food & Fuel
Midland, South Dakota

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In memory of

Tommy Jones

of Rural Midland, South Dakota, died on Friday, October 1, 2021 at his home south of Midland at the age of 66

Thomas Rex Jones, better known as “Tommy” by his family and friends, was born November 15, 1954 in Kadoka, South Dakota to Thomas and Mary (Stotts) Jones of Midland, South Dakota. He graduated from Midland High School in 1973 and during his high school years toured Europe with the American Youth and Symphony Chorus.

Tommy attended colleges in Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida. He earned his Interior Design degree. If you were ever in his house, you could tell he had an eye for that profession. He had so many talents including cooking, baking, dancing, singing, and was an excellent artist. Tommy was also a master gardener, and his yard filled with flowers and trees was gorgeous!

So many of us spent hours under the “big tree” enjoying good food, drinks, stories, and lots of laughter. And who knows how many miles he walked up and down the creek and all over the ranch.

After a short illness, Tommy passed away from cancer.

Survivors include brother Jesse Jones of Midland; two sisters Mary Jo Jones of Midland and Jane Romero of Kadoka; several nieces and nephews including: Marinda Flom Parks, Landon Flom, Drew (Sarah) Jones, Preston (Ashley) Jones, Manuel, Francis, Daryl (Charlene), Olivia, and JoAnna Romero, and Tejai Sanftner. He is also survived by his very special friend Vida Mohan; other friends: Dave Kruse, Barry Jones, Bryer Jones, Dennis Sinkey; and his F.O., “Favorite Outlaw”, Brenda Jensen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Mary Jones; sister Lana (Jones) Sanftner; and nephew Austin Flom.

Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 175 Midland, SD 57552.

A come and go memorial gathering will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Midland Food & Fuel. A lunch will be served.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2-5 p.m.
Midland Food & Fuel
Midland, South Dakota

  • Beautifully done video!! Just finished watching it and so many smiles!! Tommy was always kind and sweet to everyone, lived his life like you should. Talented and shared his gifts with all!! Thinking of you all and know you will celebrate in style!! Prayers ~ Barb Petoske Sioux Falls, SD (10/16/2021)
  • I am sending hugs and prayers to all of Tommy's family. I will never forget the most wonderful person he was he gave hugs every time he greatest anyone he was always smiling. He had a big heart with all his family and friends. Rest in peace Tommy Jones you will be singing in the angels choir now. GOD BLESS TO EVERYONE. ~ Melody Ellis (Songer) Chamberlain SD (10/13/2021)
  • I'm so sorry to hear of TJ's passing, I always had such fun with him and enjoyed his company. My condolences to you all. ~ Debbie Allard Falzone Philip, SD (10/13/2021)
  • Down under ~ Mickey Sandy Australia (10/12/2021)
  • Dear Jesse, Mary Jo, and Jane,
    Please, accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother, Tommy. We spoke on the phone throughout the years, and I always found him to be such an intuitive soul. He was a great dancer in our high school productions. He had such style and grace. I will not forget the words we shared and how much he cared. Burning sage for you tonight, my friend. Love, Janet
    ~ Janet Evans Rapid City. South Dakota (10/9/2021)
  • Much love to you Tommy. Rest in peace friend. ~ Nathan and Erin Nemec Houston TX (10/7/2021)
  • Your smile and kindness with be truly missed Tommy. I am sure you and Lana are up singing away. ~ Kathy Larson LaDue (10/6/2021)
  • South Dakota ~ Tonia and Tejay Fischer Rapid City (10/6/2021)
  • Condolences to family. Tom and Sally were good friends and cousins. ~ Nancy Phipps Rapid City, SD (10/6/2021)
  • So very sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. He was a wonderful friend. ~ Lorraine Freeman Norfolk, Nebraska (10/5/2021)
  • I was shocked and saddened to read of Tommy's passing. The last time I saw him, we had a good time chatting of the past and I enjoyed his humorous stories. He was a good person, had a good heart and will surely be missed by all who knew him, especially his family. May God give all of you strength, love, comfort and healing as you move forward in your lives. I will remember him fondly when I think about him. ~ Patty Willoughby Ocala, Florida (10/5/2021)
  • So sorry for your loss. Tommy was always so friendly. He will certainly be missed. May he rest in Peace. ~ Glenda Nemec Bristol, SD (10/5/2021)
  • So sorry to hear about Tommy. Condolences to the family. ~ Coleen Kayras Sturgis, SD (10/5/2021)