Murel M.T. Jones, 96 of Princeton passed away Friday May 24, 2013 at the River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.


He was born Nov. 11, 1916 in Princeton to Henry and Lula (Spence) Jones. 

M.T. had lived in Princeton all of his life. He served in the US Army Air-Force during WWII as a flight instructor. When he returned home from service, he became the Commander of the National Guard Unit in Princeton. He attended Butler University. He was retired and had formerly owned and operated Jones Enterprises and Mission Manufacturing in Princeton. He was an avid golfer who still played golf up to just recently. He was an avid bowler who bowled in a league for many years. He enjoyed all sports following his son, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their activities. He was a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan attending many games throughout the years. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church of Princeton where he served as a Deacon in the church for many years. 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lucinda Jones of Patoka; 3 grandchildren, Rachel and Jay Thompson, Autumn and Tyrone Taylor and Mitchell T. Jones all of Patoka; 5 great grandchildren, Jacinda, Raelynn and Rhett Thompson, Avery Jones-Taylor and Ailie Taylor, sister and brother-in-law Geneva and Al Backemeyer of Indianapolis; brother-in-law, Jack Padgett of Princeton; 2 nieces Karen Boxell and Beverly Heldt of Princeton. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Ann (Padgett) Jones in 2003, 2 brothers, Earl and Burel Jones. 

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday May 28, 2013 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Burial will follow in the Decker Cemetery near Patoka.


Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.