Stacey Jones, the University of Arkansas at For Smith’s veteran associate vice chancellor died at the age of 70. Read on to know how did Stacey Jones die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Jones recently retired as the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s associate vice chancellor of campus and community events. He managed the popular Season of Entertainment for 39 years before his death this week.
Who was Stacey Jones?
Stacey Jones, 70, was the retired associate vice chancellor for campus and community events at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He was active with the university and its predecessor institutions for around 50 years.
Most of his work included helping the university connect with the community through concerts, theater, pageants, and other events. He was termed the “Father of Season of Entertainment” for running the series for almost 39 years under his leadership.
He brought a number of Broadway productions to Fort Smith including Lucie Arnaz, Dizzy Gillespie, Patti LuPone, Steve Allen, Lawrence Welk, “Doc” Severinsen, and the Blue Man Group. The series became a much-awaited festivity under Jones.
Stacey Jones was also a venerated member of state and national pageant communities. He was the one who converted the Miss Westark pageant into a preliminary competition for the Miss Arkansas pageant in 1978.
How did Stacey Jones die?
Stacey Jones, the retired UAFS veteran, died on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith announced the death of Stacey Jones at the age of 80 via a press release.
The respected man reportedly passed away surrounded by his family at his home in the City of Fort Smith. The exact circumstances surrounding his demise are unknown at this time.
So very sad to learn of the passing of Stacey Jones. He was on staff at @UAFS for 47+ years and is an absolute invaluable part of the bedrock of the school. He was and always will be a Lion Legend!— stephen brannon (@stephenbrannon_) October 9, 2022
Stacey Jones dead at 70: What was his cause of death?
Stacey Jones died this past Saturday. He was 80 years old and had a long and tiresome career. The specific cause of Stacey Jones’ death is unannounced at the time of writing.
However, netizens are speculating that Jones died of natural causes given his old age while some social media users claim that he suffered a cardiac arrest just after waking up. Nothing is certain at this moment.
We’re trying to reach out to his family to have more details surrounding his death. Make sure to visit us again to find the latest information.
Stacey Jones Obituary: Funeral Details and Survivors
The people close to Jones are mourning the loss of the man who worked a lot for the people he cared about. His arrangements are pending at this time. Stacy Jones’ obituary will be updated later as promised by UAFS.
We’ll update this section with the schedule for the visitation, funeral, and burial of Stacey Jones when more information is released.
Stacey Jones is survived by his brother, children, grandchildren, and countless students who’ll remember him forever.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. May God let Jones’ soul rest in peace.