Retired Police Lieutenant Thomas Michael “Tom” Jones, age 73, of Barnhart, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 01, 2017. He was born January 19, 1944, in St. Louis. Tom was a U.S. Navy Veteran and proudly served. He married his wife of fifteen years, Mary Amelia “Amy” McKenna-Jones on May 14, 2002, in Maui, Hawaii. Tom was a 1988 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, and he earned his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in 1988 from St. Louis Community College at Meramec. In 1990, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Webster University, and in 2001 he earned his Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Lindenwood University. Tom began his law enforcement career with the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in 1969. In 1972 he began his employment with the City of Crestwood which lasted for 22 years earning the rank of Lieutenant and Interim Chief of Police. After retirement Tom taught at the Law Enforcement Academy at Jefferson College and the Criminal Justice Institute at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was a member of the St. Louis Missouri Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Imperial, Missouri. He was a true mentor and friend to many Police Officers and other members of the Law Enforcement Community.
He is survived by:
Wife-Mary Amelia “Amy” McKenna-Jones, of Barnhart, Missouri
Daughter-Caroline Jones, of Barnhart, Missouri
Son-James (Heather Moon) Jones, of St. Louis, Missouri
Son-Michael Jones, of Richwoods, Missouri
Brother-Phil (Barbara) Jones, of Moses Lake, Washington
Sister-Kathie (Don) Kleinschrodt, of De Soto, Missouri.
Brother-Morton Jones, of St. Louis, Missouri
Sister in-law-Jill Jones, of St. Louis, Missouri
Also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by:
Father-Ralph Milton Jones
Mother-Mary Eileen Jones (nee Frye)
Visitation: Monday, August 07, 2017, from 2 to 8pm at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri
Prayer Service: Tuesday, August 08, 2017, at 9am in the funeral home chapel.
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 08, 2017, at 10am at St Joseph Catholic Church, Imperial, Missouri.
Interment: Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri.
Memorials: to Backstoppers or to the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) would be appreciated by the family.