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David Garfield Jones was born on December 21, 1937 in Byron Center, Michigan, to Arthur and Edith Jones. David was raised on the family farm along with his siblings: Wesley, Charlotte and Karene.
After graduating from Wayland High School in 1955, David attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a B.S. David went on to graduate from Meharry Medical School in 1967. Enlisting in the Army after medical school, David served his tour of duty as a public health official.
During his time at Western Michigan University, David married the love of his life, Irma Jean Patterson and started his family. Thereafter, he continued in the medical field starting with his residency in Ventura, California in the early 1970s.
In Oxnard, California, David began his private practice. While maintaining his private practice, David served on boards and began detoxing patients in an inpatient setting. In the course of detoxing patients, David found his passion to help those with addiction. Out of this passion, David established Executive Health Services, now known as Prudent Opiate Practices and Psychological Services (POPPS).
David was well respected as a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine. He made it his life’s mission to ensure those suffering from the grips of addiction were given every opportunity for proper care. From cutting-edge medications to education and personal support, his clinics were and continue to be known as safe places offering its patients real dignity and respect.
David’s fondness for his patients gave them the opportunity to see his personal side as a friend, colleague and mentor. Football, movies and restaurants were openly shared as mutual interests.
David loved God and was a devoted member of Unity Church of The Hills.
Surrounded by family, David passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, after a short but courageous battle of heart complications.
David leaves to mourn his children: Daniel (Barbara) Jones, Darrell Jones, Kim Zauzig, Fran Manor-Jones and Misty Braziel; Grandchildren: Meghan (Devin) Shaw, Ashley Zauzig, Andrew (Katherine) Zauzig, Chase Jones, Kenedy Jones, Darrell Jones and Daniel Jones IV; Great-grandchildren: Ava Rain Zauzig, Grace Shaw, Bryson Shaw and Carson Shaw; Special Friend, Doug Peter.
David was predeceased by his son, David Jones II; brother, Wesley Jones; sisters, Charlotte Jones and Karene Moore.
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