Marlin Dorris Jones, 79, a resident of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 11, 1939 in Kennett, MO to Alvis and Maxine (Adams) Jones.
Marlin entered the United States Marine Corp in 1960 and proudly served his country until 1964. He spent 34 years as a pilot for Trans World Airlines (TWA) from 1965 until his retirement in 1999. He was united in marriage to Ruth Maas on October 8, 1977 in Thousand Oaks, CA. Marlin was Christian by faith. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Alpha and the American Legion Paris Post #1. He had a zest for life and enjoyed riding his motorcycles and flying.
Survived by wife, Ruth Jones of Kansas City, MO; children, Jeffery Jones (Heather Kay) of Kansas City, MO; Carlissa Riddle (Jeff) of Kansas City, MO; Jennifer Gant (Patrick) of Kansas City, MO; Caitlin Karst (Aaron) of Kansas City, MO; 3 grandchildren, Jamie Jones, Owen Riddle, and Cooper Riddle. He was preceded in death by his parents; cousin, Dennis Clyde Jones.
A committal service with full military honors will be held Monday, August 6, 2018 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Contact the family for time of service. Memories of Marlin and words of comfort for the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.