This North Texas Barbecue Joint Honors an Iconoclast Newspaper Publisher

An assortment of meat and sides from Big D BBQ in Midlothian.The late William Penn Jones Jr. is best known for his unrelenting quest to uncover the truth behind the Kennedy assassination. When the longtime Midlothian resident, who went by his middle name, passed away in 1998, the Dallas Morning News obituary called him “the grandfather of Kennedy assassination researchers.” Soon after the Warren Commission report was published in 1964, he called the findings into question. Jones published the first of four volumes of his book, Forgive My Grief, two years later with the lengthy subtitle “A Critical Review of the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” He showed his own copy of the Zapruder film to anyone willing to hear his theory of where the gunshot originated, and he led…

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