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JONES, Arthur David

JONES, Arthur David

JONES - Arthur David Grosse Pointe Farms resident, Arthur David Jones, 80, died Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Grosse Pointe. He was born in Cleveland, OH on October 5, 1936, the youngest of Mary Fredrick and C. Fred Jones' four sons. When his family moved from the city to Solon OH, David attended "Solon High", where, as a senior, he co-captained the Varsity basketball team and served as President of the class of '55. The Fine Arts were his passion. He attended Kent State University devoting his time to taking all the arts courses the curriculum offered. In 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and, following training, was assigned to Army Headquarters in Heidelberg Germany as a cartographer, an experience that ignited a life-long love of travel. At the end of his service he returned to Ohio and joined an Industrial magazine as Art Director. In 1966 he moved to Buffalo, NY to join BBDO advertising agency on the Chrysler Account. After over three decades with the agency, he retired in 2000 from his role as Vice Chairman of BBDO Detroit. He was one of the first Detroit-area recipients of the prestigious BBDO Worldwide Founder's Award, in recognition of his commitment to and achievement on behalf of the agency. He married Heather Moden in September of 1966. The family lived in Buffalo where son, Ian David (Cynthia) and daughter Meredith (Stuart Parry) were born. They remained there until David transferred to the Detroit office of BBDO in 1983. The family took up residence in Grosse Pointe Farms and two of their grandchildren (Trevor and Tegan Jones) were born and reside in the Park. Their other grandchildren (William and Imogen Parry) reside with their parents in London, England, which for many years was a second home to David and Heather. David was a great supporter of the arts in Southeast Michigan and a long-time member of the DSO, DIA and DAM. In his 35 years as a member of Christ Church Grosse Pointe, he served in many capacities, including as a member of the vestry. He was a life-long sports enthusiast, a great golf aficionado and a fervent supporter of his grandchildren's athletic teams. Never one to be idle, David loved a project and family and friends benefited greatly from the application of his extensive skills as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, HVAC technician and gardener. Most of all, David loved nothing more than sharing a meal with friends and family and he will long be remembered for his humor, imagination, generosity of spirit and general zest for life. The funeral service will be held in Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms at 10:30 a.m. Friday June 23. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Church music program or to the Detroit Artists Market, www.detroitartistsmarket.org

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