Nathan E. “Tricky” Jones, Jr. was born on November 5, 1937 in Dallas,
the first of four children born of to Nathan E. Jones, Sr. and Dorothy
Lois Hudson Jones. He grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas and graduated
from Booker T. Washington High School. As a result of his academic and
athletic success, he received scholarship offers from several major
universities, including Grambling, Arkansas AM&N, Texas Southern,
Stanford and a congressional nomination to West Point. He ultimately
earned his Bachelor’s from California State University and a Master’s
from Stephen F. Austin University.
Nathan taught, coached and served as athletic director in California
and Germany high schools before returning home to coach girls
athletics at Liberty Eylau High School, where he was honored as Coach
of the Year by the Texarkana Gazette. Other honors include induction
into the Booker T. Washington High School Hall of Fame and
“Distinguished Gentleman” by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
His community activism includes serving as president of both the local
and national chapters of Booker T. Washington High School Alumni
Association; president of Texarkana Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity; and an officer of Texarkana Chapter of the Pan Hellenic
Nathan was an active member of New Baptist Bible Fellowship Church,
where he served as trustee and assistant treasurer. An avid golfer for
many years, he served as president of the Twin City Golf Association
for 15 years. After retirement, as a hobby, he purchased and built
golf club sets to donate to community youth.
Nathan leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Ethel Ruth Pauley
Jones, two children, Nathan E. Jones, III (Mattye) and Caroline Jones.
Three grandchildren, Nathan E. Jones, IV, Madeline Grace and Margaret
Emmie, three siblings, Emmie Jo Gamble, Delphynne Anne Davis and Yates
Jones as well other relatives and friends.
Viewing is Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Jones
Stuart Mortuary 115 East 9th Street Texarkana, AR. Funeral Service is
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Miles Chapel CME Church 1004
Ash Street Texarkana, AR. with Rev. Anthony Patterson, Eulogist.
Burial at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens 826 N. Kings Highway Wake
Village, TX. under the direction of Jones Stuart Mortuary.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED DURING THE FUNERAL.