Des Jones, 1953-2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the founder, owner and CEO of DK Jones Ltd., Mr Desmond Jones.
Des passed peacefully in his sleep on Friday 22nd November at Warwick Hospital after a brief illness. Des was a kind, generous and devoted father and leader who will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.
Des founded DK Jones Ltd. in 1983, and his entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and vision have since grown his work into a world-renowned and respected business. His commitment to developing relationships with suppliers and customers alike led many in the industry to count Des as a friend. His passing is a great loss to the business and the industry.
His legacy and that of DK Jones Ltd. is assured with leadership of the company now passing to his sons, Chris and Matt. Both have spent the last decade working in DK Jones Ltd. and are determined to uphold the success of the business.
Des is survived by his partner Ann, and their three sons, Chris, Matt and Nick.
Des’ funeral service will take place on Friday 13th December at the Vale Crematorium, Evesham at Midday, followed by a celebration of his life at the Welcome Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Anybody who wishes to pay their respects will be gladly received by Des’ family.
Friday 13th December, 12 Noon
The funeral service and committal
The Vale Crematorium
Evesham Road, Fladbury, Pershore, WR10 2QR
Followed by a celebration of Des’ life at
‘The Welcome Suite’
The Welcome Hotel
Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, CV37 0NR.
The family have asked that no additional flowers be brought for the service, but if anybody wishes to make a charitable donation in Des’ name, we ask you to support Diabetes UK.
DK Jones ltd will be closed on Friday 13th December for the funeral of our founder Des Jones, we will re-open on Monday 16th. We thank everybody for their understanding at this difficult time.