Harold Mason Jones, Jr.
Funeral Time: Friday, August 18th at 10:00AM
JONES, Jr., Harold Mason, 72, husband of Mary Ann Clark Jones, passed away on Aug. 11, 2017. Born Jan. 29, 1945, he was the son of Mary Margaret Rue Jones and the late Harold Mason Jones, Sr. He graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1964 and attended two years at Lexington Community College. He retired after 33 years of service with the Lexington Fire Department where he served as a District Fire Major. During his service with the fire department, he served as Chief Dispatcher in communications for eight years, applied safety stripes and lettering to fire trucks and ambulances, formed the Honor Guard in 1983 which is still active, wrote city ordinance pertaining to house number system in 1986. He received the Medal of Valor in 1997 for saving a life. Mr. Jones was also awarded the Urban County Government Distinguished Employee Award in 1996 and the Becker Law Firm “Hometown Hero” Award. In 1968, he entered the U.S. Army and served as a Sgt. in Vietnam with the 9th Military Police Corp working in the P.O.W. compound. There he received the Vietnamese Cross Gallantry, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the National Defense Service Medal. He remained in contact with several of his military police friends and felt honored to have served with them. He was very proud of his service. When he returned home in 1970, he returned to the Lexington Fire Department. After retirement in 2000, he worked as a Deputy Constable for fourteen years. He was a quiet man, loved his family, the fire department, trains and was very patriotic. He was always willing to help, generous, a great storyteller (some true) and a prankster. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, mother, daughter, Julie (Randy) Reynolds; granddaughter, Madison Reynolds; brother, Robert Jones; three brothers-in-law; nieces, nephew, aunt and cousins. The family wishes to thank Bluegrass Hospice Care for their excellent care. Funeral services will be 10 am Fri., Aug. 18 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Chaplain Stewart Dawson. Entombment will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Thurs. at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to the Fraternal Order of Firefighters Toys for Tots, 219 E. 3rd St., Lexington, KY 40507.