Obituaries

Eric Alan Jones, 56, of Lincoln, Kan., died Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Lincoln. Eric was born in Lincoln, on Nov. 9, 1959, to Larry and Charlene (Lonberger) Jones. Left to celebrate his life include his parents; brother, Randy (Karla) Jones, of Salina; sister, Lisa (Jim) Wiebke, of Lincoln; nephews, Wynter Wiebke and Matt Jones; and niece, Mariah Jones. Eric graduated from Lincoln High School and NCKVT in Beloit with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. During his high school years he and his brother Randy worked on his grandparents, Delmont and Avanelle Jones’ custom harvesting crew cutting wheat from Texas to North Dakota. Following graduation he worked for Halliburton Services in Great Bend for eight years as a diesel mechanic. In 1991, he returned home where he led the farming and mechanics operation on the Jones Farm. Eric’s creativity and natural ability to fix anything was rivaled by none. He was a first responder EMT and a member of the Barnard Volunteer Fire Department. His hobbies included guitars, motorcycles, guns and fishing. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved taking his boat to the lake with fishing buddies. The funeral was Monday, May 23 at Hall Chapel, with a private interment in Prairie Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Barnard Lions Club Scholarship fund. Eric was in the care of Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln. Condolences can be sent online by visiting www.postrockfs.com.