Francis “Allen” Jones

Obituary of Francis “Allen” Jones

Francis “Allen” Jones passed in Slidell, Louisiana on May 11, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born the third child and the second son of Cecil and Georgia Maxine Jones. 

Allen attended public school in Eureka, Kansas until the family moved to Yates Center, Kansas in 1956. He then attended Yates Center Public Schools until the family moved to Chanute, Kansas where he graduated at Chanute High School.  

Allen was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967; military training was at Fort Leonard, Missouri. He served with a tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1969. 

Allen attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration while simultaneously working for Borden’s Dairy Products.  Upon graduation, he moved his family to New Orleans, Louisiana where he began his career with Standard Brands and within a couple of years accepted a position in New Jersey working for Hills Bothers Coffee.  Within a couple of years, Allen returned to Louisiana and pursued a career in telecommunications, where he retired. 

Allen is survived by his daughter Stephanie Jones-Revere; grandson Jacob Revere; ex-wives Diana (Stout) Jones, and Carol (Lamb Gilmore) Jones (Whited); and step-daughter Brandy Gilmore. He is also survived by his sister Saraphena Tannahill (Art), a brother Charles Jones (Mary), numerous nieces, and a nephew.  

Allen is preceded in death by his father Cecil Jones, mother Georgia Maxine Jones, a brother Hal Michael Jones, and step-daughter Allison Gilmore.  

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