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J. Michael "Mike" Jones

July 16, 1941 — October 21, 2019

J. Michael "Mike" Jones

After a long, courageous battle with cancer, J. Mike Jones, at the age of 78, went home to his LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 21, 2019. He was born on July 16, 1941 to Harold G. Jones and Virginia Marrs Jones in Hutchinson, KS, "Hutch" as Mike called it. His Dad, Harold was with Allis-Chalmers farm equipment, so they lived in several cities while he was growing up. Oklahoma City, Nevada, MO, Wichita, KS and Des Moines, IA. Nevada was Mike's favorite and we have taken our sons and grandson to see where he lived and played. His Mother didn't drive at this time, so when she wanted to know where Mike was, she called the town telephone operator and she would always know where "the Boys" were and whose house they had just left and where they were going next. Mike attended the University of Iowa on a Golf Scholarship, graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BS degree in business in 1964 and earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from OCU Law School in 1968. He began his 58-year career as a Realtor in 1961 with the Harold Jones Company, established by his Father Harold in 1959. Mike purchased the company in 1971 and it became the Mike Jones Company. He was the first Realtor in Oklahoma to earn his GRI, Graduate Real Estate Institute Certification and the CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation. It was the highest broker award given by NAR, National Association of Realtors. He subsequently earned the CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, and the CRP, Certified Relocation Professional. In 1969 Mike served as Vice-President of the National Association of Realtors and President of OKCMAR, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Board of Realtors in 1978. He was Named Realtor of the Year in 1979. He was President of the CRS chapter in 1979. Mike was one of the first members of the ERC, Employee Relocation Council, earning a great National reputation and many awards with all of the Third-Party Relocation Companies. In 1964 he began developing the Relocation business as a specialization for the Mike Jones Company, which became the Coldwell Banker Mike Jones Company in 2000. In 1992 Mike was presented with the Meritorious Service Award by the ERC.As a member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Mike was Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for Oklahoma City. In 2003 Mike served a second time as President of OKCMAR. He is a past member of the Lyric Theatre Associate Board, and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon and served on the worship and Music Committee. In the Spring of 1969, while attending a benefit in downtown Oklahoma City, he saw a little blonde who was modeling that night at the benefit. He found someone who knew who she was and got an introduction. At the time he was a confirmed bachelor at age 27. That night he told friends that she was the girl he was going to marry. That girl was Jackie Moncrief. They dated 2 months, got engaged the day after she graduated from OU and would have celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary on November 1st. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, Christopher Michael Jones & Patrick Brian Jones, a wonderful daughter-in-law, Shalla and a precious Grandson, Benjamin. Mike's first love was always his family. When the boys were growing up, he wanted to give them a great education and an opportunity to participate in sports. He never missed a game whether it was soccer, (he coached both their teams), baseball, basketball or tennis matches. He toured all over the US with Christopher when he played AJGA Golf from age 13 to 18, resulting in a golf scholarship to Arizona State University, and watched Patrick swim in his swim meets and as a running back in football while at school in Connecticut. He believed in giving them every opportunity to see what they liked, and what their GOD given talents were, including piano lessons and recitals. "Pops" was having lots of fun at Benjamin's baseball, soccer and basketball games and following him on the golf course during his golf matches.Mike's most favorite things are: His Grandson, Golf, The New York Yankees, and Naples, FL. His love for his grandson started before he heard his first cry. Benjamin is his " Bestest Boy". His love for Golf started when he started playing at age 4 and continued at the Univ of Iowa on a golf scholarship. While there, he played against Jack Nicklaus during their college careers. His love for the Yankees began when he lived in Oklahoma City as a young boy and his next-door neighbor was Allie Reynolds, pitcher for the NY Yankees. He used to play ball with Mike in the yard. Naples holds lots of wonderful family memories on the beach and eating Stone Crab.Mike was predeceased by his parents Harold and Virginia and sister Ann Jones Yoder of Bloomington, IL. He is survived, in addition to his wife, children and grandson, by is sisters-in-law, Deborah Moncrief Wood (Jim), Carolyn Craig Moncrief Dubie (Ted), Roslyn Moncrief Boyd; nephews Paul Dubie and Steve Yoder, nieces, Natalie Dubie Noppert (Justin), April Dubie Davis ( Spencer), Nancy Yoder Roth ( Carl), Michelle Yoder Anderson (Don), Neeli Boyd Pope (Trent), Hannah Boyd, and 6 great nieces and nephews, all loved very much.J. Mike Jones was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle who loved GOD, his Family and Friends and his Country. He will be missed tremendously.A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:00 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N. Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Oklahoma, 6525 N. Meridian, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or a charity of your choice.
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