James Howard Jones was born February 10, 1944 in Dallas, Texas. On April 15th he passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep. Jimmy grew up in various Texas communities finally settling in Houston as a hospital administrator and family man. He later retired as a cattle rancher in Jewett, Texas and finally settled in Wimberley, Texas. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carlotta; his son, Greg and daughter-in-law, Sarah; and son and grandson, Jeff and Sage; brother, Russell and family; and a niece, nephews, relatives, and many friends. Jimmy was near and dear to a great many people and will be missed by all of us. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.