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David Jones '87 September 9, 2020 11:03 AM updated: September 9, 2020 11:21 AM

David Brooks Jones
April 5, 1965 - September 4, 2020

David Brooks Jones passed away suddenly on Friday, September 4, 2020, Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman, Texas at the age of 55.

David was born on April 5, 1965, in Tripoli, Libya at Wheelus Air Base, the son of Dr. David Kirby and Bette Thompson. He graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in Plano in 1983. David proudly graduated from Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, in Squadron 8. In 1988, David began his nearly 11-year service in the United States Air Force. He achieved the rank of Captain and worked as a B-52 electronic warfare officer and crew instructor during his time at Carswell, Barksdale, and Randolph Air Force Bases. David married Carole Alguire in 1992. He received his Master's in Industrial Psychology in 1993 from Louisiana Tech University. A patriot, David worked at Raytheon Technologies for nearly 20 years, working on multiple programs supporting the military and country. He was a devoted father and husband. An avid Aggie, there was no one more passionate in their following of A&M sports. His greatest joy in life was to watch and coach his children in all of their activities, never missing a game or event. David made a significant impact on every child he coached and every person he met. His first priority was to always put his family first and do whatever he could to make their lives happier. David's favorite place to be was sitting on the porch at Lake Texoma and playing dominos with his family. His strong Christian faith was evident in his daily life through his selfless service and love for everyone.

David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carole Alguire Jones; his children, Meg Jones, Trey Jones, and Will Jones 2nd Lt. United States Air Force all of Sherman; mother, Bette Thompson of Sherman; father, David Kirby and wife, Penny of Niceville, Florida; brother, Brent Jones and wife, Renee of McKinney; sister, Holly Jones Walta and husband, Mike of McKinney; 13 nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his adoptive father, Bob Jones and maternal grandparents, Louise and Bassett Orr.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

David was a life-long animal lover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Paws Dog Rescue in Van Alstyne, Texas and the Denison Animal Welfare Group.

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