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Doran Jones '55 November 15, 2021 10:42 AM updated: November 16, 2021 1:01 PM

Doran Victor Jones
September 03, 1933 - November 11, 2021

Doran Victor Jones passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 88. Doran was born in Houston, Texas on September 3, 1933 to William Victor Jones and Evelyn Emma Spiess Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Marilyn Spillane; his daughters, Dori Annette Clark '79, Yvonne Renee Stricklen and husband Alan Stricklen, Diana Kay Lovshe and husband Brian Lovshe; stepdaughters, Debbie Wilkinson, Susan Bolado and husband David Bolado, Linda Tagen and husband Parrish Tagen; stepson, John Spillane and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Justin Clark '08 and wife Courtney, Jeffrey Spillane Jr and wife Prina, Joseph Spillane '18 and fiancé Abby Wallace, Alaina Lovshe, Heather Lovshe; step-grandchildren, Garrett Stricklen and fiancé Jordan Ray, Marshall Stricklen and Krista Stricklen, Taylor Lovshe, Chelsea Suprean and husband Peter, Neal Wilkinson, Mackenzie Reich and husband Chris, Tracy Crisp and husband Ethan, Joshua Bolado, Bryce Bolado, Brody Bolado, Natalie Tagen, Jack Spillane III, Delaney Tagen; great grandchildren Carlin Reich, Artemis Suprean, and Leela Spillane.

Doran was preceded in death by his parents, William and Evelyn, and his first wife of 44 years, Marilyn Yvonne Trahan Jones, stepdaughter, Patti Spillane Rogers, step son-in-law Tom Wilkinson.

Doran was the best Daddy ever and always kept his girls giggling! He was an outdoorsman and could fix anything. He raced cars in his younger days, raised animals most of his life, and loved hunting and fishing. He always had a boat and the latest and greatest vehicle for pulling that boat! He took the family on camping vacations as often as he could, even as far as Yellowstone National Park. After raising his 3 daughters, he purchased a Gold Wing Honda and loved to ride again, something he deeply enjoyed before family responsibilities kept him off cycles.

After serving in the US Army, he attended Texas A&M College - Class of ‘55. From then on, the Aggies and everything Texas A&M were near and dear to his heart. He was a season ticket holder, a generous donor and a member of many Aggie organizations – Travelling Aggies, 12th Man Foundation, Corps of Cadets, Association of Former Students.

Doran was an active volunteer in many community organizations, including, the Lions Club, youth baseball, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and Toys for Tots with the Gold Wing motorcycle club.

As he stated in his last days, he lived a great life and was ready to spend eternity with God, his Father. He will be missed deeply by all his family, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, we are setting up a Texas A&M Aggie Ring Scholarship in his name or you may donate to his latest church, St. James Episcopal Church. To contribute to the Aggie Ring Scholarship, you may make the donations online via – select “I would like to give”, then select “Doran Jones ‘55” or mail a check to TAMU Association of Former Students, 505 George Bush Dr, College Station, TX 77840 with the memo “Doran Jones Ring Scholarship”. If you wish to contribute to St James Episcopal Church, mail a check to St. James Episcopal Church – Endowment Fund, 156 Monroe St, La Grange, TX 78945.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Klein Funeral Home - CyFair
9719 Wortham Blvd.
Houston, Tx 77065

Family & Friends Gathering
Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Klein Funeral Home - CyFair
9719 Wortham Blvd.
Houston, Tx 77065

Funeral Service
Friday, November 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Klein Funeral Home - CyFair
9719 Wortham Blvd.
Houston, Tx 77065

Friday, November 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Pilot Grove Cemetery
Yoakum, TX 77955


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