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Joshua Theron Jones was born on February 15, 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., to parents Jason Kyle and Kyrsten R. Jones. He was taken suddenly to be by his Lord’s side Tuesday morning December 1, 2015 at the age of 16. Joshua was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother Kyrsten, her husband Jason W. and brothers Seiya Jones, Jordan Givens, Korbin Jones, Jacob Givens and sister Jalagi Givens and many other relatives too numerous to name. While Joshua’s time on earth was limited, his impact will leave a lasting impression on all those that knew him. A naturally shy and bashful boy, for those that he trusted and allowed into his life he was a generous, kind and vibrant soul full of life, love and adventures to conquer. A young man of numerous interests and talents, he had a passion for soccer and cars. While he played other sports throughout his life he had a natural talent for soccer and a desire to improve every day. From the early age of three years old, this talent was shared and cultivated by his father Jason K. and older brother Seiya. A talent which culminated with a spot on the Edmond Memorial High School Varsity Team his sophomore and junior years. His love for the game lead to long hours with family and friends on the soccer field fine tuning his skills beyond what was required by his coaches. Joshua inherited his father’s love of cars, and with the guidance of his grandfather Earl Theron Jones, he spent more than a year restoring a 1973 Ford Maverick into his pride and joy. His passion for cars was evident by the time and resources he spent on the maintenance and upkeep required of this classic car. He enjoyed tweaking the engine to get just the right sound or finding the perfect spot to photograph the awesomeness of his first car. In recent months he had started the process of bringing new life to his father’s 1966 Ford Fairlane, and goal of his since his father’s passing. If soccer and cars were his passion, fishing was life. Every day was a good day to fish and he was always willing to join his brother Korbin and friends fishing or scoping out new ponds with large fish potential. His rod, reel and tackle box readily accessible at a moment’s notice. Never satisfied with just the story of the catch, the proof was in the photos he kept as trophies. Joshua is loved and will be missed forever and always. A formal visitation will be Friday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 5, at Memorial Road Church of Christ with burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published on  December 4, 2015
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