Harold Eugene Jones

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“Words can not express how much I miss you. The is a large hole in my heart! Everytime I hear a chopper I think of you! ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Denise - Jacksonville, FL

“MaryLou, Iam so sorry for your loss. If you remmember me, Iam a twin of Dolly Inscoe. We went to school together. We lived in Bluewell. We have both...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dottie Blevins Sfreddo

“It was my pleasure to know Gene. He always had time for a smile. He wil be missed reatly. Bridgett Catron ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bridgett Catron - Matoaka, WV

“I FLEW BACK AND FORTH WITH GENE TO RICHMOND AS LONG AS HE HAD HIS AIRPLANE TO FLY CHOPPERS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IN RICHMOND,VA. I WAS WITH HIM AS A...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: CWO-4 BILL TERRY - ROANOKE/ VA.

“Mary Lou, I am deeply saddend to hear of the loss of Gene to us all. He was a great friend and mentor to me while I served with him in the Va Guard....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Warren Stump - Arlington, VA

“Mary Lou: I am so sorry to hear about the tragic death of your husband..I dont know if you will remember me but I met you when I worked at krogers in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ruth Kade - Bluewell< West Va

“We are all saddened by the loss of Gene. Gene truely enjoyed life and living it as well as flying. He enjoyed the challenge of a mission and finding...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: CW3 (RET) Edward T. Adelstein, Jr.

“My heart if heavy for your lost. I have thought of you often. my prayers are with you at this time in your life. Love Cookie ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Priscilla (Cookie Carter) Denny

“Mary Lou, I was so sorry to hear about Jean,thinking about you and the family. May God keep you safe in his loving arms. I lost Bobby, a year ago Oct...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Dolly Blevins Inscoe

“I spent several years with Gene in the VANG. We both flew our planes to drill at Richmond. Gene was the one that helped me get all the red tape done...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: LTC (RET) Gene Allue

“I was terribly shocked and saddened to hear of Gene's tragic accident and death. I flew together with Gene many times while serving in the VA ARNG,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: CW-3 (Ret) David Reip - Burke, VA


Harold Eugene Gene Jones, 64, of Hillcrest Drive, Princeton died Friday, November 09, 2007 from injurys received from an helicopter accident in Morristown, Tenn. Gene was born August 28, 1943, in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the son of Curtis Jones of Green Cove Springs, Florida and the late Ethylene Snow Jones. Gene was a graduate of Clay High School, in Green Cove Springs, Fla., after graduation, he entered the service, where he served his country in active duty for 14 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served three tours in Vietnam. As a pilot, he had flown hundreds of mission during his time in the service. Gene had completed his OTS, had received numerous medal, accommodations and awards for his outstanding service to his county. After his active duty, Gene served in the reserves for 20 years, and was promoted from Captain to Warren Officer prior to his retirement. Gene was an experienced pilot, it was his passion and he had enjoyed working for Mr. Harless and the Logan & Kanawha Coal Company for many years. Gene was a member of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on the Halls Ridge Road in Princeton. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Jones. Survivors include, The love of his life, his devoted and loving wife of43 years, Mary Lou Raines Jones Genes little buddy, Dusty Father, Curtis Jones of Green Cove Springs, Fla. Siblings Darrell Bishop & wife Rose Carol Ann Gray & husband Rod Denise Pline Cindy Ecker & husband Randy A host of nieces and nephews A service to celebrate the life of Gene will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors John King, Jim Simmons and Soloist, Jim Nofsinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Military graveside service will be held by the WV Honor Guard at the cemetery. Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home. Family & Friends may share online condolence via www.memorialfd.com

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