Dickie Lee Jones (74) of Big Spring, TX, passed away Tuesday February 8, 2022. Visitation will be Sunday February 13th, 2022 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Services will be held Monday February 14th, 2022 at Trinity Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. followed by burial at Colorado City Cemetery.
He left this world in true Dickie fashion in the car of his dreams. He was born in Colorado City, TX, the oldest of 2 children to the late Claude and Billie Jones. They moved to Big Spring in 1958 and he graduated from Big Spring High School in 1965. He worked for Southwestern Bell and then he served 2 years in the Navy as a firefighter. When he returned home he also returned to Southwestern Bell and he worked there until retirement. While working at Bell he decided to pursue his greatest passion and he opened his own restoration business. His love of restoring classic cars and the excellent detail work he put into them is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind. Dickie Jones and his classic cars are known worldwide. He spent many years creating top of the line tri-fives. His license plates even told a story “57 Chevrolet Lover & Specialist” It has been said this week that “We lost the Master and the King of Classic Cars”. Those titles would have embarrassed Dickie. One thing is for sure the world lost one of the greatest minds this week. His love of cars made him a man of deep conviction, passion, pride and perfection. Anyone who was blessed to have known him, even in the smallest of ways was definitely impacted by him and is better because of it. His wife is the greatest testament of that; his love for her was just as great as his love of cars. They both shared the love of cars and filled their life with car cruises, swap meets, mountain trips, family and friends. You never knew what amazingly restored car he would show up in but what you did know was he was going to have a smile on his face and his Sweetie riding shot gun.
Dickie is survived by his wife Linda Jones; three children; multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister: Toni Knox and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would love for all who knew and loved him to join us in celebrating Dickie’s life, and what better way to honor him than a parking lot full of the classic cars he loved.
If preferred, in lieu of flowers, donations could be made in Dickie’s name to the Happy Day Humane Society, PO Box 2009, Big Spring, TX 79721.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com