Dan Jones, 55 of Indianapolis, passed away December 9, 2012. He was born October 26, 1957, in Middlesboro, KY, to James Elmo and Joann Frazier Jones. Dan was a 1975 graduate of Middlesboro High School. He attended Morehead State University and married Donna Maria Thompson December 31, 1977.
Dan began his career working with his father at Mountain Drive Coal Co. in southeastern Kentucky, and then with Bode-Finn Industrial Equipment. After relocating to Indianapolis, Dan was a sales representative for Wacker Industrial Equipment for six years; and for the past 12 years he has been employed as a regional sales manager for Genie Industries, a Division of Terex.
Dan was a member of the Southside Mustang Club, a founding member of St. Francis Soccer Alliance, and a founding president and coach of Franklin Township Soccer Club. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, he was a board member and soccer coach for the Jessamine Youth Soccer League in Nicholasville, KY.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Rd., with funeral services Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of nearly 35 years, Donna M. Jones; sons, Jonas Drew Jones (Valerie) and James David Jones (Kayla Hunnicutt); grandchildren, Tegan and Kara Jones; mother, Joann Jones; aunts, cousins, many friends and colleagues; and beloved pet, Aure. Dan’s father, James Elmo Jones, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Francis Soccer Alliance and/or Franklin Township Soccer Club. www.shirleybrothers.com.