Perry Jones

Perry Jones (left) David Jones (center) Koresh (right)

Name: Perry Dale Jones
Date of birth: Jan 20, 1929
Date of death: February 28, 1993
Place of birth: California
Place of death: Mount Carmel Center, Waco, Texas
Cause of death : Gunshot wound to the abdomen

Perry Jones was the father of Rachel, Michele and David Jones. Perry Jones had been with the Branch Davidians since the 1940s.

Jones was Koresh’s chief errand runner, working with Waco contractors and often overseeing construction projects. He was described as being older and frail, but also very nice and polite.

The Jones family were followers of an independent Seventh-Day Adventist sect that had summer camps at the compound years before Koresh started leading the group.

Perry Jones died in the February 28 shooting at the compound. He died a slow, painful death from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Perry Jones was 66 years old when he died.

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