Obet Jones

December 30, 1955 ~ June 9, 2022

Born in: Hialeah, FL
Resided in: Mansfield, TX

Obet “Buddy” Sylvester Jones inspired most people he encountered throughout his life. He showed an incredible, unselfish love for God, his family, his friends, his co-workers and so many others who came into his life. He loved using his skills and resources to help others, which included mission projects for churches and individuals everywhere he lived. He became a member of Fielder Church in Arlington 1996 and enjoyed singing in the choir as well.

Buddy lost his three-year fight with small cell cancer June 9, 2022. We are grateful for the time we had with him, and we celebrate and honor his wonderful legacy. One of faithfulness and dedication as a Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, friend, co-worker and American.
He loved his country and served in the U.S. Navy for eight years of active duty and 14 years in the reserves. He retired in 1999.

Buddy found ways to enjoy much success while helping others to succeed as well in his civilian work life. He worked with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, EMC, and ended his professional career with FIS. He retired in February 2022.

He was born in Hialeah, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. His father worked for Eastern Airlines, and his family moved at least three times during his childhood– to North Carolina, Louisiana and Minnesota. He graduated from South Plantation High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and his master’s degree in Business Administration and Operations Management (MBA).
He married Kim Pewitt Jones in 1977, and they started an adventure that lasted 45 years. They traveled with the Navy to three duty stations during eight years– to Virginia and two cities in Florida. They made many friends during those years, but their crowning achievement-the one they were most proud of– was becoming the proud parents of two wonderful boys.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Kim Pewitt Jones of Mansfield, TX; two sons and their wives, Jason Alan Jones and Aisling Debbie Hayden Jones of Arlington, TX; and Brian Lee Jones and Alanna Marie Hayden Jones of Arlington, TX; parents, Obet and Vonnie Jones of Saluda, NC, who predeceased him; eight grandchildren, Jeric, Kieran, Lochlan, Aaralyn, Toby, Tara, Faye and Eamon Jones; in-laws Tommie and Juanita Pewitt; sister and brother-in-law Ann Jones Falcon and Jack Falcon; and sister Lawanda Nita Scruggs; sister-in-law and her spouse Jan Pewitt Scheller and Ken Scheller; brother-in-law Alan Pewitt; one aunt, Olivia Jones Jackson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and innumerable friends.

We shall love and miss him forever. He made all our lives better; He was our shining light and hero.

Flowers will be appreciated; in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Public Visitation: Friday, June 24, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:00 pm

Fielder Church
2011 South Fielder Road
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 460-2234

Graveside Service: Monday, June 27, 2022 10:00 am

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. CandleImageThank you for all the laughter you brought to all our lives over the years. What a pleasure it was to be around you as you helped with whatever needed to be done!
    So, job well done, Doll.
    Rest In Peace.

  2. Buddy, you are one of th finest pillars of our family. You are already sorely missed. Thank you for all the years of care, love and concern for all of us. We love you. We look forward to seeing you again in eternity.
    Aunt Betty

  3. CandleImageRest In Peace my great friend. I know that you are in peace and at the right hand of our maker. I miss our conversations…but then again I treasure them so greatly.

    True friends are a rare thing in this world. It is said if you have a couple of them you are blessed. I was blessed by your friendship Buddy Jones. I say goodbye for now, but not for forever.

  4. CandleImageI am so very sorry for your families loss, Kim. Buddy was special, his positive outlook on life was inspirational to everyone he talked to; he would say all the time how blessed he was, that never changed. He was so liked and respected by his FIS colleagues and the client he supported. I am forever grateful for his friendship. Rest In Peace, Buddy.

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