Long-time DPS trooper dies in lake accident

Staff Writer

Retired Big Spring Department of Safety Trooper Weldon Jones was found dead at Lake Alan Henry, located in Garza County, an apparent drowning victim.
According to news reports, Jones’ body was found next to his capsized kayak in the Gobbler Creek area of Lake Allen Henry.
Jones lived in Big Spring, where he had a 25-year career with the Texas Department of Public Safety as a state trooper until his retirement in 2009.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with Craig Holstedt, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Terrace Cemetery in Post. Funeral arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.