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Daniel Ray Jones

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Daniel "Danny" Ray Jones on June 19, 2024, at the age of 71 at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, Gillette, Wyoming, from complications of COPD.

He was born on May 31, 1953. Danny was the beloved son of Raymond Claude Jones and Janie Sue (Alford) Jones.

Danny was married to his loving wife, Donna Kay (Hall) Jones, on March 21, 1977, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Together, they raised their twins Sarah and Curtis.

He was a devoted husband, father and family man. His pride and joy was his granddaughter, Kaytlynn.

Danny attended school in Mt. Pleasant, Talco, Texas and Moorcroft, Wyoming. He had a successful career working in the oilfields of both Texas and Wyoming, as well as with Pixley, PTI doing train crew transportation and Blakeman Propane Inc. before retiring in December of 2019.

Danny enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, being a camp cook, traveling with his siblings, playing cards, watching football, old and new westerns and Walker Texas Ranger on TV. He was known for giving anyone he could a hard time and making all his nieces and nephews fluent in the art of pinching, especially with their toes.

Danny is survived by his children, Sarah (Mike) Norris, Moorcroft, Curtis Jones, Gillette; granddaughter, Kaytlynn McAllister of Moorcroft; honorary "granddaughter", Cheyenne Adams of Moorcroft; siblings, Shirley Duncan (Richard Taparro) of Mt. Pleasant, Patsy (Roger) Pollatt of Newcastle, Wyoming, Rebecca (Randy) Blakeman of Gillette; siblings-in-law, Mary Hall of Talco, Mike Hall of Talco, Carol Sue Whitney of Mt. Pleasant, Debbie (Chris) Waddell of Mineola, Texas, Gynell Lawrence of Mt. Pleasant, Freida Andrews of Little Elm, Texas; special family, friend Penny Leis, Moorcroft; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Claude Jones and Janie Sue (Alford) Jones; wife, Donna Kay (Hall) Jones; siblings, Gerald Eaton, Jimmy Eaton, Clifford Jones, Bill Duncan, Becky Hall, Elaine (Hall) Ewing, Steve Hall, Ronnie Lawrence, Charles Whitney; nieces, Heather Blakeman, Donna Wright; nephews, Brady Whitney, Dennis Ewing; great-nephews, Justin Jones, Doyle Brooks; cousins, Jainie (Hood) Wright, Jonny Hood, Kay (Jones) Martin, Don Logan.

He will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious laughter and unwavering love for his family.

A Celebration of Life will be July 2025. Condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 S Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at