Floyd Milton Jones

Floyd M. “Doc” Jones, 84, of Bryan, TX, met his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX, surrounded by his children. A celebration of the life of Doc will be held at Central Baptist Church, College Station, TX, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, beginning at 11:00 A.M.

Doc was born in the Harvey Community, Brazos County, TX, on October 21, 1928, to Charles Nunn Jones and Lula Mary Floyd. He worked as a cowboy and a dairyman prior to his service as a soldier in the United States Army from 1950-1953 and an active Army Reserve Captain from 1953 to 1961. Doc worked as an electrician while attending Texas A&M University and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

After ten years of private veterinary practice in Burleson & Brazos Counties, Doc received a Rockefeller Foundation grant to study and conduct research in Colombia which culminated in his award of one of the first two Masters of Science degrees in Tropical Animal Diseases from Texas A&M University, in 1972. Doc then served as a USDA meat inspection veterinary supervisor and trainer, Assistant Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission, and as a USDA Field Epidemiologist.

After serving for 11 years in Latin America, Doc retired from US Government service in 1989 as a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer and Veterinary Attache’ for the U.S. Foreign Service in Central and South America. He was an avid militaria, weapons, and Western artifacts collector and historian.

In retirement, Doc continued to serve his community and fellow man as a volunteer with VIPS, a trustee for the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, and as the Latin America Representative for Christian Veterinary Mission. Doc was a member of the Central Baptist Church Uplifters class, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and American Legion Earl Graham Post 0159. Doc met the love of his life while stationed at Ft. Chaffee, near Ft. Smith, AR, and was married for 47 years to Dolores “DJ” Murray Jones, who, as did his parents, proceeded him in death.

Doc is survived by a daughter, Liz Jones Lindley of Bryan, TX; a son and daughter-in law, Colonel (Retired) Stephen M. and Laurie Walker Jones, of Garden Ridge, TX; grandchildren Luke Walker Jones of College Station, TX; and Micah Murray Jones of Laramie, WY; brothers C.B. “Buddy” Jones and E.E. “Skeeter” Jones of Bryan, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Greg and Linda Gomez of Bryan, TX; and friends too numerous to count.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History; Christian Veterinary Mission, Seattle, WA; Central Baptist Church, College Station; or a monetary or blood donation to The American Red Cross.

Condolences may be left for the family at CallawayJones.com


  1. Floyd will surely be missed at our Brazos Valley Museum and Sons of Confederate Veterans meetings. I remember well the day that he introduced himself to me at an historical marker ceremony at the courthouse, Jan. 2001. That day, he told me that I needed to join the SCV, which I did, then a few years later, I nominated him for the Board of Trustees at the museum. Last Wednesday, Aug. 7th, we took some photos of the meeting and board members. Floyd was straight across the table from me and I am glad to have this photo, as well as one on the day we met, 12-1/2 years ago. Henry Mayo

  2. Members of the Brazos Heritage Society extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Floyd M. Jones. He was a wonderful person.

  3. Ne’er a day goes by that I don’t realize how blessed I am to have married into the Jones family. Uncle Floyd, you are one of those blessings. I love all your stories and how you would call to let Kyle and I know what events were happening with the SCV, Museum, etc. Love you much and miss you always.

  4. My condolences to Liz and Steve, who I believe I have only met once, and to your families, but I wanted you to know how much I respected Floyd. He was indeed a true gentleman and a giving person who was always willing to share his time and knowledge with anyone. I can still remember the first time my wife and I visited his home, or what others might refer to as the Floyd Jones Museum of History, and the wonderful conversations we had with him and Dolores. They were both very unique and wonderful people. I will miss him as so many of us will. He made us better for knowing him and he impacted the lives of so many. A true Texan and American treasure. God Bless

  5. Steve & Laurie, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Jenifer (Hadley) Babyak and Family

  6. Liz and Steve,

    I hate that I had to miss Uncle Floyd’s funeral this Saturday. However,I am glad that I had the opportunity to sit and visit with him just a couple of weeks ago when Pops and I went to see him at his home. He was in good spirits and we had a nice visit. We talked about a lot of things including Luke and Micah quite a bit and you could see how proud he was of both of his grandsons.

    As everyone who knew Uncle Floyd knows – he had a life long relationship with GOD and shared his faith with others. He was a true missionary in that regards and something I always admired in him.

    We can all take comfort in the knowledge that he is with the Lord.

    If I can assist you with anything please do not hesitate to let me know.

    With love,