Clyde Thomas Jones, Jr.

September 26, 1932 ~ December 5, 2014

 

Clyde Thomas Jones, Jr., 82, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 5, 2014 at 2:35 a.m. at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

He was born September 26, 1932 in Greenville, Pennsylvania to the late Clyde Thomas Jones, Sr. and Hazel Lila (Scriven) Jones.

He worked at Armco Butler Works as a clerk in the Coil Warehouse for 28 years retiring in 1995. Mr. Jones was a member of Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Boy Scouts Moraine Council, Bon Aire Reunion Car Club,the Junior Achievement a Butler Armco Sponsor. Mr. Jones was also a member of the Ham Radio Club both in Butler and North Hills, the North Hills Genealogy Society and the Radio Control Airplane Club .He enjoyed working on his 1936 Chevrolet Truck and was an avid Snoopy fan and collector and fondly known as Joe Cool to his family. He was active in Boy Scouts for over 70 years and especially enjoyed Order of the Arrow activities and teaching it's meaning to young scouts. He achieved the "Silver Beaver Award", a high lifetime achievement for scouting. Mr. Jones greatly enjoyed attending and volunteering at numerous scout jamborees including Moraine State Park in 1973 and 1977; Valley Forge PA in 1963 and Fort A.P. Hill Virginia in 1981. He also traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Camp Buccoco was a favorite place to be and he cherished camping and volunteering his time there for over 50 years. Mr. Jones was involved in Vintage Grand Prix races in Pittsburgh, charity bike races and mock emergencies through his association with the ham radio clubs. He deeply loved and spoiled his family including his beloved dog, Duchess.

Mr. Jones, is survived by his wife loving spouse Norma Jean (Parker) Jones whom he married on April 8, 1957; one son, Clyde Thomas Jones, III and his wife Cheryl of Slippery Rock, PA;one daughter, Frances E. (Jones) Smith of Conneaut Lake, PA; two grandchildren, Linda Jean Smith and William"Bill" Smith and Haley; two great grandchildren, Michael D. Smith, and Wesson C. Smith; his beloved dog, Duchess; numerous nieces and nephews; and his extended family, Bill and Rita Perkins and Family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Jones Weyand.

Friends will be received Monday, December 8, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 1:00 pm from the Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church, 341 Muddy Creek Drive, Butler, PA, with Reverend Matthew Kail of Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church , officiating. Everyone please meet at church.

Burial will take place in the MuddyCreek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family suggest that memorial donations be made to Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church, 341 Muddy Creek Drive, Butler, PA 16001, the Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church Food Bank, 727 West Old Route 422, Butler, PA 16001 or to the Moraine Trails Council of the Boy Scouts, 830 Morton Ave, Butler, PA 16001.

 

 

 

 

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