68 year old Joe Daniel Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence of an extended illness. He was a Baptist and a retired mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rex Bowles and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cephas and Grace Cantrell Jones; his spouse, Nelda Sue Jones; and two brothers, Charles and Roger Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Monica Jones Lofton of Smithville. A son, Jeff Jones of Antioch. Three brothers, Troy Jones of McMinnville, and Gary Jones and Cantrell Jones of Smithville. A sister, Billie Grace Estes of Smithville. A special sister-in-law, Paulette Carter of Smithville. Numerous nieces and nephews. Two step grandchildren, John Lofton of Iowa and Clint Lofton of Memphis. Special caregivers, Carl Smith, Mary Smith, Melissa Brown, and Lee Roy Lawson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help the family with expenses in lieu of flowers.