Paul L. Jones

Paul L. Jones

Paul L. Jones

Cedar Rapids

Paul L. Jones, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Dec. 24, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Visitation to honor both Paul and EJane: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Paul was born on Jan. 30, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Paul L. and Annie (Dyer) Jones. He graduated from Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill. He was united in marriage to EJane Lemkuhl on July 30, 1950. Together they founded Dental Prosthetic Services in 1972. Paul and EJane were married for nearly 70 years before EJane’s death in 2020.

Paul spent every Tuesday at his Tuesday Noon Optimist Club meetings – a group he proudly belonged to for the last 67 years. There he made lifelong friends and shared his wisdom and heart of service with the community. Paul was a master craftsman who built furniture, intricate clocks, and the home he and EJane shared for 56 years. He earned his pilot’s license, built and later flew his own glider airplane which once flew proudly in the Cedar Rapids Science Station. Paul was giving, positive, brilliant and was the epitome of a family man.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristine (John) Van Cleve of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and their children: Sarah Van Cleve and her children Benjamin and Azaela and Lisa (Jeff) Wortner and their children, Cassie and Brianna. Also survived by his son, Steve (Monika) Jones of Hollywood, Fla., and his children, Jennifer (Josh) McElroy and their children, Haiden and Connor; Madeline (Raffi) Farraj and their children, TJ and Hendrix; and Alex (Melissa) Jones and their son James. He was preceded in death by his wife, EJane, granddaughter, Kathryn Van Cleve, and parents.

Paul was a dedicated and loving husband, a devoted father, an amazing grandfather and great-grandfather, and a loyal, encouraging and kind friend. He is greatly admired, loved and missed by those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Tuesday Noon Optimists, the Boys and Girls Club or St. Mark’s Lutheran church.

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