Funeral Services for Daryl Jones, 77, Clinton resident, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the First Christian Church, officiated by Randy Willingham and under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Daryl Eugene Jones was born in Leedey OK on June 6 th , 1944, to Britt and Bula (McCormick) Jones. He grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona, until he moved to Oklahoma in his teen years. Daryl was in the Clinton High School class of 1962.
He married his love and life-long best friend Lana Sue Johnson on August 16 th , 1962. They were wed (or did they get hitched or married) in a furniture store in Wellington, Texas. They were married for 58 years! Daryl was a legendary artist, sign maker and creator. His work has ben showcased all over yet, in his own words, “Clinton is my gallery.” Daryl got his start in the sign business under his mentors Bob Cobb and Bob Pitzer.
Daryl opened his first sign shop in 1972. Together he and Lana ran a successful business, Daryl Jones Signs until 2010. He was skilled in painting and lettering, wood carving, sculpting, mural painting, custom car painting and pin striping, neon, gold leaf, glass etching and so much more! Daryl would say, “Can’t never did nothing,” and he could do it all! Daryl Jones created the stunning glass etched Jesus you see over the baptism here at the First Christian Church.
Daryl had leadership roles in the Oklahoma Sign Association and worked to preserve the lost art of custom sign work with The Letterheads group. Daryl mentored many others in the arts and sign business, Lori Ewing, Eric Oliver, EJ Wolf, Ricky Willingham, Mark Yearwood, to mention just a few.
Daryl was a community leader. He was active in the Jaycee’s, volunteered at the Southwest Playhouse, brought art experiences into elementary school classrooms, ran the slot car races at the Clinton Pool Hall, and created art for Clinton parades and community events. Throughout his years as an artist and businessman Daryl and Lana bought and remodeled many homes.
Daryl, also known as DJ was a fun seeker! He enjoyed throwing parties, rappelling, fishing, water and snow skiing, stock car racing and modified snow shovel racing. He loved to go fast! He was a storyteller. He loved an audience, and the audience loved him and his magnanimous eyebrows! He finished his working years with the Event Tent making live concert music possible at local casinos.
Daryl retired in his peaceful home and shop where he spent his days with family and friends and his evenings gazing at the beautiful sunsets of western Oklahoma. His passion was his family. He was the coolest, most empowering dad and grandpa. He brought love and laughter to all those around him.
Daryl passed away on May 8 th , 2022. Daryl is preceded in death by parents, Britt and Bula; siblings Vernon Aaron, Glenda Lee, Earnest Duwain, Billy Ray and wife Marie, Glenna Lucille and husband Bob Moss.
He is survived by his wife Lana; two daughters, Angel Pollack and husband Howard, Michelle Jones; Grandchildren Kalea Juniper, Jacob, Hannah, Kyah, Violet; Great Grandchildren Jillian, Ahanu, Yezikiel and Isaiah; Sister-in-law Dorothy Jones.
The Family suggested those who would like to make a memorial contribution, can do so to Oklahoma City Girls Art School. Okcgirlsartshool.org