October 2, 1959 - October 16, 2019
David Bruce Jones passed away on October 16, 2019. Known as Bruce to family, friends, and colleagues. He was born on October 2, 1959 in Little Rock Arkansas. Bruce was a beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and dad to his three cherished dogs: Lily, Rose and Little One.
Bruce grew up in Jacksonville AR. He attended Jacksonville high, and then went on to Hendrix College where he majored in Political Science and furthered his education at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He embarked on his career as an attorney with the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology. He later moved to Dallas to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked for over thirty years.
Bruce was a zealous lawyer and a dedicated public servant. He represented the EPA in numerous cases, he demonstrated a proficiency and passion that resonated in his career as well as his personal life. Bruce was a constant source of energy, and counsel, as well as a friend to many at EPA and beyond.
Bruce cherished his time at Hendrix where he formed friendships that would last throughout his life. He and his college buddies met annually for reunion weekends to catch up and reminisce about old times
Bruce had a passion for the outdoors. He frequented canoeing and camping trips at the buffalo river with his friends. He also loved working in his yard and cultivated fruit trees that local wildlife always seemed to enjoy as well. He had a vigor for travel and visited many places such as: Machu Picchu in Peru, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Thailand, and Africa, where he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Bruce is preceded in death by his father Lee Jones and brother Donnie Jones. He is survived by his mother Faye Jones, his brothers, Michael Ray and his wife, Terri, Jon and his wife, Jennifer, his nieces and nephew, and numerous friends and colleagues.
Celebrations of Bruce’s life will be held:
Little Rock, Arkansas
November 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 10:00 pm
River Market Tower
315 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR
November 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Lakewood Country Club
6430 Gaston Avenue
Memorials may be made to Hendrix College.
A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238