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Husband of Lubbock County Commissioner killed in industrial accident

Monday, fire crews and EMS were called out to an industrial accident in the area of North University and Kent Street. Monday, fire crews and EMS were called out to an industrial accident in the area of North University and Kent Street.
Left to right: son Chad, daughter-in-law Lacy, son Casey, Patti and Steve Jones (Source: Patti Jones) Left to right: son Chad, daughter-in-law Lacy, son Casey, Patti and Steve Jones (Source: Patti Jones)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock community is mourning the loss of a farming leader. This morning 59-year-old Steve Jones died during an accident on his family farm in North Lubbock.

Steve, husband of County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Patti Jones, was working on his farm off of North University and Kent Street around 11a.m. on Monday.

Family members say he was lying underneath a welding trailer to work on it when the jack somehow slipped. The trailer fell on Steve and trapped him. Steve's helper who was plowing the field noticed something was wrong and ran to help. He called 911 but it was too late and Steve died on the scene.

"I guess today was just the time the good Lord decided it was time for him to come farm in heaven," said Mike Wright, Patti's cousin. "He died doing what he loved. We got to circle around him and have a prayer over him."

The news spread quickly of throughout the agriculture community. Steve was no stranger to the local farmers and producers. "Steve grew up on a farm, and there was no doubt he wanted to be a farmer, and that's what he was going to be," said Wright.

From serving on the Farm Bureau Board, Lubbock Ag Committee, and the Lubbock County Stock Show Board, to helping made educational videos for the Texas Agrilife Extension office, and helping with 4H programs Steve made a huge impact in the agricultural world across the South Plains.

"There were enough people out there on the field this morning that we'd fill up a church with just the people there. We just want to thank everyone for all the support and prayers and it's just going to take a little healing," said Wright holding back tears.

Steve lived for agriculture, and he lived for his family. A dedicated husband, Steve was married to Patti for 38 years. This August they would have celebrated their 39th anniversary.

Steve also leaves behind two sons, Chad and Casey and a daughter-in-law.

The arrangements for Steve Jones are as follows:

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Franklinn-Bartley Funeral Home, 444 South Loop 289.

Services for Steve Jones will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway, on Friday at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.

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