Duane was born on February 26, 1932 in Clinton, the son of Edgar L. and Dagmar “Doc” (Jensen) Jones Sr. He graduated from Clinton High School. He married Mary Van Skike (Koontz) on May 19, 1967 in Clinton. Duane worked as one of Rastrelli Restaurant first soda clerk/waiters. In the 1960’s, Duane worked as an auto mechanic, ambulance driver, and in the maintenance garage at Montgomery Wards. Jonesey enjoyed traveling, reading books, day trips and meeting with his friends at a local café. He also enjoyed Big Band music and was an avid Chicago Black Hawks fan.
Duane is survived by his four nephews, Eric Anthony (Yelena) Jones of Fairfax, VA, Jeffrey (Donna) Jones of Ann Arbor, MI, Robert (Debbie) Jones of Silver Springs, MD, and Timothy (Jackie) Jones of Simpsonville, SC; two step daughters, Janice (Dale) Mussmann of Clinton and Anne (Sid) Sybrandy of Hemet, CA; a daughter, Julie Jones; a step son, Robert (Beth) Koontz of Clinton; and 9 step grandchildren and 27 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, his brother, Edgar L. Jones Jr., sister-in-law, Jane Jones, and step daughter, Judy Owens.