Isaac Bowie Jones
July 31, 1941
May 28, 2021
Isaac Bowie Jones was born on July 31, 1941, in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas the son of Walter B. and Beatrice Bowie Jones. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1959, and then attended Howard County Junior College. He was called into the United States Army, where he was stationed in Korea and was part of the Communications Pool. Upon returning home, he attended Texas Tech University, where he received his Textile Technology and Management Degree on May 16, 1970.
In 1975, Ike moved to Brenham. He was employed by Brentex Mills as Plant Manager.
On June 5, 1976, he was united in marriage to Peggy Martens at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellville by the Rev. Willie Rotter.
Ike was a big fan of Bob Wills and Western Swing Music. In his younger days, Saturday nights would find him at the Stampede in Big Spring dancing with every pretty girl he could find. His love of this music continued, as he and Peggy enjoyed going to the local opries to enjoy live music.
Ike loved the game of golf and especially the time spent with the fellas of the Two Bit Club. He met many wonderful people through the game of golf and was always looking for that perfect shot.
He had the engineer’s mind with the wheels always turning. Pencil behind his ear, he was trying to figure out how something worked or thinking of how to fix it. He seemed to always have a “project”.
Just past the midnight hour on May 28, 2021, Isaac was called Home to rest in the arms of Jesus.
Isaac is survived by his wife Peggy Jones of Brenham; son Chris Jones of Lubbock; daughter Jamie Jones of Dallas; grandson Derrick Jones of Lubbock; sister Beverlyn Jones of Big Spring; brothers-in-law R.S. “Pat” Patterson of Big Spring and Lon Baucum of Abilene; sisters-in-law Mary Jones of Corpus Christi and Pasty Barrett of Bellville; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter B. and Beatrice Bowie Jones; brothers Walter Cameron “Amos” Jones and Gary Shelton Jones; sisters and brothers-in-law Lois Ann Jones, Ellen Jones, Jacqueline “Bitsy” and Harold Martin, Gay and Walker Hart, Iris Baucum, and Norma Lou Patterson; mother-in-law and fathers-in-law Lorene and Frank Hegar and Walter Martens; brother-in-law Robbie Barrett; and niece Christi Durham.
Isaac attained the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 28 days.
Visitation with family will be Tuesday, June 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Deacon Katharine Cameron officiating. Interment will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Bellville.
Pallbearers will be: Jason Barrett, Robert Hart, Derrick Jones, Harold Martin, Walter Martin, Billy Postier, Guy Prater and Kenneth Ray, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Two Bit Club golf buddies.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, City of Brenham Pet Adoption Center, or the Brenham High School Golf Team.