Carroll R. (Tex) Jones Sr., 47, a retired employe of the D.C. Department of Environmental Services and a former Arlington resident, died Thursday at a hospital in San Antonio, Tex., of amyotriophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

A native of San Antonio, Mr. Jones came to this area in 1952 after serving in the Army for four years. Before joining the D.C. government in 1960, he had worked for the Melpar electronics company in Falls Church.

Mr. Jones worked as a special carrier for the Postal Service from about 1962 to 1966. He then returned to the environmental services department where he was a sewage disposal plant operator at the Blue Plains sewage treatment plant until his retirement in 1977 for reasons of health.

He returned to San Antonio following his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jane, and a daughter, Jewell Ivy, both of the home in San Antonio; five sons, Samuel E., and John P., also of the home, Ralph E., of Fort Hood, Tex., Carroll R. Jr., and Allen C., both of Arlington; his mother, Jewell Ivy Jones, of San Antonio; five brothers, Lloyd D., Charles E., and Dwight I., also of San Antonio, Army Capt. Kenneth L., of Fort Hood, and Billy E., of Prairie Lea, Tex., and one granddaughter.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Greater Washington chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.