The Rev. Paul Jones was tragically murdered in 1990 at the age of 30.
Rev Jones was at home (in the Houston area) late one Sunday night around midnight when two men knocked at the door. Supposedly, he knew one of them (19yr old male), they forced their way in, shot him three times and robbed him for money, jewelry and his car.
They were caught two days later. They were originally on trial for capital murder facing the death penalty but due to insufficient evidence and jury misconduct, the first trial was a mis-trial. They took a plea for 20 years, eligible for parole after 5 yrs. This was in 1993 so they both could be out by now.
For the record, Rev. Paul Jones did not write “I Wont Complain, he just recorded his version of the song in 1990. The original composer is Bishop William C Abney. Savor records released Rev Paul Jones’ CD posthumously.
(N.B. When I first heard the spoken intro, I didn’t know that M.D. Anderson is a well known hospital in Houston, best know for it’s remarkable work with cancer patients. Once you know that fact, the intro makes complete sense. – RLS)
- I Won't Complain 11:34