JB Jones, Jr., 98, of Orange, died Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Winfree Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Brad Morgan of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City, and the Rev. Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Friday at Winfree Baptist Church.

Born in Urbana, TX. on July 16, 1913, JB was the son of Nellie (Sherman) and James Burton Jones, Sr. He was a past member and president of the Bridge City School Board, and he was a past director of the Soil Conservation District. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 60 years, where he served as Sunday School Director. In his retirement, JB worked as a cattle rancher.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Inez Jones; and five brothers and sisters.

JB is survived by his son, Dr. James B. Jones; daughter, Cynthia Hooks and husband Dan, all of Bridge City; grandchildren, Dr. David Jones and wife Danika, Dee Dee Viator, both of Bridge City, Shae Lynn Franklin and husband Shawn of Farwell, TX; seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and very dear friend and caregiver, Julie McDaniel.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Bill Nickum, Dan Shockley, Larry Hunter, Larry Adkins, Morris Lisbony, Henry Chambers, and Billy Pruitt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Riley and Frank Welch.