Maynard L. Jones

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July 25, 1938 - August 13, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Maryland Heights, MO

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Maynard L. Jones, of Maryland Heights, MO, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 81. Loving husband of 52 wonderful years to Glenda R. Jones; beloved son of the late William and Pearl Jones; devoted father of Angela (Bryan) Porter and Chris (Jamie) Jones; cherished grandfather of Nicholas Porter, Jackson Porter, and Kiersten Simshauser; dearest brother of Milton Jones, Kenneth Jones, and Sharon Perkins; and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Maynard is also preceded in death by his two sisters, Elaine Hogan, Shirley Schillinger, and three brothers, Wayne Jones, Melvin Jones, and Donald Jones.

Maynard proudly served his county with honor in the United States Air Force Reserves. He worked as an engineer for Boeing, retiring after a 55 year career. Maynard was also a member of Family Fellowship Church of God where he was on the Pastor's Council. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was an avid Mizzou football fan. Family was very important to Maynard, and nothing gave him as much joy as spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He is fondly remembered by his family as a generous and kind man, full of integrity, with a wonderful sense of humor. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions in Maynard's honor may be made to the American Heart Association.



Guestbook Entries

  1. Brian & Amanda Hoyle August 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    We loved Maynard and will sincerely miss him and his wonderful sense of humor. Glenda, Angie, Bryan, Nick, Jack, Chris and Jamie you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jamie Jones August 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dad, we already miss you more than words can express. We love you so much!!!

    Chris, Jamie and Kiersten

    • BreAnna Fowler August 14, 2019 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Uncle Maynard will be missed! How I loved his teasing and his laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

      BreAnna, Micah and kids

  3. Jessica and Luke Downing August 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    candle 6Maynard was so kind-hearted and funny. He will be greatly missed. Sending lots of love and comfort to Jamie, Chris, Kiersten, Glenda and family.

  4. DANIELLE CHRISTIE August 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    candle 1Love being sent from The Christie’s. Thinking of you all. Ill always remember Maynard’s sense of humor the most.

    • Machelle west August 15, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

      candle 1Chris, I’m so sorry, Love ❤️ and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Deb and Tim Wittner August 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Chris — So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Michael R. Bertolini August 14, 2019 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest sorrow for the loss of your father. May His memory and teachings be your strengths.

  7. Dr. Steve Clevenger August 15, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Oh, our dear friend, you were always so good to us. Our hearts are heavy for your family. The church ay Family Fellowship was blessed to have you as a part of their congregation. You served eith excellence and honor. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to your lovely wife, Glenda, and family. It’s only a temporary separation, for soon we will all be celebrating around God’s throne.

    Pastors Steve and Penny Clevenger

  8. Bob Kiehl August 15, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers for you Glenda and your family!! I enjoyed working with Maynard, always a positive attitude regardless of the situation! As others noted, his personality and humor will always be remembered!!

  9. Diane Swanson August 15, 2019 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Dear Angie and family,

    Praying our dear heavenly father will surround you with his love and comfort at this difficult time. I lost my own father suddenly at the age of 82, as well as my husband, so I do understand and can deeply sympathize. I pray you may find comfort in knowing there is joy in the presence of Jesus (Ps 16:11) that your dear father is experiencing right now.

    Diane Swanson (Boeing)

    • Jerry and Debbie Warren August 17, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Glenda – Deb and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Machelle West August 15, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    candle 1Chris, I’m so sorry. Love ❤️ to you and your family.

  11. Kenneth Farquhar August 15, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

    candle 5Maynard: Good mentor to us younger engineers. Good attitude. Good sense of humor. GOOD man. So sad to hear of his passing. Praying that God will his comfort today and always.

  12. John Pool August 15, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers to the Jones family. Maynard was a kind and gentle man. My experiences with him as a fellow test engineer was some of the best that I had in my career, he never seemed to be in a rush about things but things got done with him around. He gave me some good advice with a few words (his true nature)and better yet as a example of an engineer by his actions.

  13. Pete Wilcox August 15, 2019 at 11:25 am - Reply

    candle 8Maynard was a kind and gentle man who I fortunately got to know during a brief time on a wind tunnel test. I just know he is by our Lord’s side cracking jokes and making Him laugh. We are so blessed when God places such wonderful folks like Maynard in our lives.

  14. Julia Candela August 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Glenda, I’m so sorry to hear about Maynard. My thoughts and prays are with you.

  15. John & Mary O'Neal August 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    The whole family will love & miss you. Katie will never forget the ‘Katie Bug, Lady Bug Sandwiches’. We’ll see you on the other side.

  16. Warren Keith Jones August 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    candle 3Sorry to hear this and best wishes to the rest of the family. Warren Keith Jones son of William( Donald ) Jones.

  17. Kitty Watson August 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Glenda, Angie and Chris, Have so many fond memories of Maynard and his sense of humor. He and Dennis kept things interesting at McDonnell Douglas when they worked together. I am so sorry for your loss and know he will be missed by all.

    • Kai Qi and Terence August 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Glenda and Angie, Maynard set such a good example at work and in life, I really respect him and see him as a role model. When I think of Maynard, I can hear his laughter and feel the joy from the memories with him. I’m so sorry and sad about your loss, keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Kevin Feicht August 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply


    I have a visual of your dad in my mind right now. Loved all our conversations at each other’s desk, hallways and galleys. Wow – what a guy. Stay strong and focus on all the years you had him at your side.

    Kevin Feicht

  19. norm coleman August 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    CHRIS, so sorry NORM. COLEMAN

  20. Gary Cvengros August 15, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    candle 6My thoughts and prayers to the Jones family. I always remembered Maynard with a smile on his face and laughter in his voice. May you take comfort to know that others share your loss.

  21. David Bauer August 16, 2019 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I didn’t get to know Maynard very well until fairly late in his career, but all it took was a couple trips to Singapore with him and he quickly became one of my favorite people. I will always remember him for his caring gaze and his iron grip that conveyed a sense of character and compassion. If you’ve ever shaken Maynard’s hand you know what I mean. No doubt he will be terribly missed by all of his friends, family, and loved ones. God bless you Maynard, you left this world a better place.

  22. Andy Magafas August 17, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    candle 7Glenda and family, you have my deepest sympathy.

    Maynard and I worked in the Wind Tunnels together, attended Washington University and had several classes together, and stayed in touch over his time at Boeing. We worked together many times later in his career when he came back to the wind tunnel as a customer while working the F-15 program. I know he will be missed by his family and friends.

    May His Memory Be Eternal.

    • Weisheng August 19, 2019 at 8:08 am - Reply

      candle 7Even far away in Singapore, we have always remembered the times spent with Maynard, and the joy he brought. He treated each one of us who interacted with him at Boeing as if we were his own family, and shared his knowledge with us freely. We love you, Maynard. Our condolences to Glenda and family.

  23. Patrick Wider August 17, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I am truly saddened to learn of Maynard’s passing. Maynard was truly one of my favorite fellow engineers at McDonnell Douglas and later Boeing. He had the greatest sense of humor, a ready smile, and I still remember him poking fun at my New York accent. He was truly a great guy! May he rest in peace.

  24. Walter Cerski August 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    The term”A GREAT GUY” fits Maynard very well.

  25. JIm Hess August 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Maynard, we’ll miss you.

  26. Lucy and Clark Sugg August 18, 2019 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Glenda and family, you have our deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Looking forward to our reunion in Heaven, with Jesus.

  27. Weisheng August 19, 2019 at 8:19 am - Reply

    candle 7Even far away in Singapore, we have always remembered the times spent with Maynard, and the joy he brought. He treated each one of us who interacted with him at Boeing as if we were his own family, and shared his knowledge with us freely. We love you, Maynard. Our condolences to Glenda and family.

  28. American Legion Post 313 August 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    candle 3To the family of Maynard Jones, it was our honor to help deliver the military service at your love one’s funeral today. Please except our most sincere condolence on your family’s loss. ( RIP Airman )

    American Legion
    Post 313 St Peters, Mo

  29. Cindy & Randy Boschert August 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Glenda, Randy & I are so sorry to hear about Maynard. We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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