Michael Craig “Burrhead” Jones, 59, of Huxley, Texas, passed away on July 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a long battle with cancer. He was born on February 18, 1960 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Darrell Jones and Garvis Childress Jones. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeremy Blackburn, Bro. Larry Chandler and Bro. Rusty Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Craig was a graduate of Joaquin High School with the Class of 1978. He was a member of the Ram Football and Basketball teams. An overall outdoorsman, Craig was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially loved to watch Ram football, softball and track. He also loved to watch his boys coach and did his own backstage coaching. Craig was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.
Craig was a devoted family man. He worked many careers from oilfield to logging and even carpentry to provide for his family. He was a man of many talents. He could work on everything from equipment, appliances, plumbing to electrical and cows. He also had a love for music and could play both guitar and piano by ear, a gift that not many possess.
Craig’s greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. He would often be found swinging in his porch swing as his grandchildren played around him. Drake, Landry, Judson, Bowen, Ellie and Jhett were the light of his world and he will be an irreplaceable presence in theirs.
Craig is survived by:
Wife: Teresa Hendricks Jones of Shelbyville
Ashley Jones Balkcom and husband, Jason of Huxley
Jon Jones and wife, Kinsey of Timpson
Jared Jones and wife, Madison of Joaquin
Landry and Bowen Balkcom
Judson and Jhett Jones
Father: Darrell Jones of Joaquin
Brother: Dean Jones and wife, Gina of Sulphur, Louisiana
Sister-in-Law: Linda Jansen and friend, David Griffin of Huxley
Special Nephew: Drake Jansen
Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends
He is preceded in death by his mother, Garvis Jones; father-in-law and mother-in-law, L.E. “Sambo” and Ima Hendricks; uncle, Buddy Childress; and aunt, Dianne Lassiter.
Pallbearers will be George Andrews, Lynn Raymond, Larry O’Rear, Steve Lawrence, J.D. Cockrell, Mark Bohannon, Ronnie Adams and Skipper Hendricks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Hendricks, Ron Hendricks, Luke Hendricks, Jeff Cater, Puncho Elliott and members of the JHS Class of 1978.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.