Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 10, 2019
Philip Daniel Jones Sr.

Francie Aufdemorte/TTB Photo Phil Jones shows how his concrete art begins. June 2017.

Philip Daniel Jones Sr., owner of Rockhard Designs, age 66, went to the great beyond surrounded by loved ones in his home and place of business in Tooele, Utah, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, after a stoic battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Thora Willden Jones and his father, Aaron Rowley Jones. He leaves behind his children he lovingly created with Sherilen Clark, Philip Daniel Jones Jr. (Hannah), Paula Morrison, Teresa Scalero (David), and Adam Jones. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alekzander Hodson, Amanda Jones, Amber Baker, Brook Baker, Vanesa Jones, Andrew Scalero, London Abigail Bowers, and Samantha Jones. As well as his siblings, Bob Jones, Sharon Schellinger, Carolyn Ross, David Jones and Scott Jones. 

Philip was an entrepreneur who owned and managed many businesses, beginning with Phil’s Auto Parts in the 80s and ending with Rockhard Designs from 2001-2019. Phil considered himself an artist and took pride that his beautiful artwork adorned almost every other house he drove by in Tooele. He was a great orator and he performed many narratives such as the “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, under the direction of Professor Grace Stewart of BYU in the 70s. He was considered many people’s best friend, though he held close to his heart those who he considered brothers and sons, his dear ones, John, Mark, Carl, Anthony, Matt, Bob and Rick; as well as the ones who preceded him in death, Rico, Kevin and Frank. He was much loved and adored by many more. One of his favorite quotes he lived by which his father made him memorize was, “That which you persist in doing becomes easy, not because the nature of the thing has changed, but your power to do so has increased.” In the profound words of his all-time favorite band Pink Floyd, “WISH YOU WERE HERE”. 

Arrangements in the care of the Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Tooele County, 435-884-3031.

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