Saturday, August 12, 2023
11:00 AM CDT
Prairie Mound Cemetery
Life Story / Obituary
Harold D. Jones, age 90, passed away peacefully at Houston Hospice on March 31, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Harold was born on April 18, 1932 in Rutland, Wisconsin to William and Alice Jones. After graduating high school Harold joined the Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. After his service years he resided in Racine, Wisconsin, where he and Barbara raised their family. Harold was employed by J. I. Case for over three decades. A promotion to Director of Systems and Data Processing with Tenneco Inc. relocated him to Houston, Texas, where he spent the remainder of his life.
Harold was an avid reader and a sports enthusiast; the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros were amongst his favorite teams. He was well known for the detailed statistical data he kept on everything baseball and football. Harold was frequently seen around his neighborhoods and Bayou Bend while on his daily walks. He was privileged to visit Washington D.C. recently as part of Honor Flight recognizing our veterans. Harold was an active member of the Masons; he achieved Master Mason and had over 65 years dedicated service to the Masons; Oregon Lodge #0151 and then the Grand Lodge of Texas #1037. He took great pride in being able to participate in many graveside services in the Houston area to honor his fellow Masons. Harold was also very involved in his church, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, where he worked in the office weekly and attended Sunday school and services regularly. His faith brought him great comfort during his final days.
Harold is survived by his children Connie (Maudemarie Clark) Jones of Hamilton, N.Y.; Steven Jones of Madison, Wisconsin; Robin Jones of West Orange, N.J.; and his siblings, David (Evelyn) Jones, Dale (Carol) Jones, Gary Jones, Betty (Steve) Jicinsky, Marvin (Kathy) Jones, Kathy (Greg) Statz, sisters-in-law Shirley Jones (the late William), Evelyn "Frankie" Jones and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Those that preceded Harold in death are his loving wives Barbara Jones and infant son, and Ann Jones; loving siblings William Jones, Robert (Shirley) Jones, Eldon Jones, Mary Ann Burke, Dorothy Jones and Ronald Jones; sisters-in-law Della Jones, and Fran Jones.
We are forever grateful for Harold's extended family in Houston; Marilyn McPhail, Mark (Rhonda) McPhail and all the children and grandchildren. He took so much pleasure and pride in all of their activities and accomplishments.
There will be a graveside service for family and friends at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon, Wisconsin August 12, 2023, 11am. A luncheon will follow. Memorial donations can be made to Houston Hospice or the American Diabetes Association.