Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Curtis Thompson Jones of San Andreas

    Curtis Thompson "CT" Jones, age 73, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

   Residing in San Andreas, CT enjoyed reading,
acting, jewelry making, numismatics and firearms.

   In 1998 CT was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

   Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1943, and raised in Moorestown, New Jersey, CT attended both Moorestown High School and the Bordentown Military Academy in New Jersey.

   He was a member of the Moorestown Fire Department Hose Company No. 1 and the Moorestown Emergency Squad in the 1960's and 70's.

  He served in the US Navy and worked numerous construction jobs, including as an iron worker on nuclear power plants on the east coast.

   CT moved to California and was certified as a Paramedic.  He worked as a first responder I Oakland in the 1980's and 90's.

   CT always considered himself a craftsman and was talented in his life's labors.  His unabashed sense of humor, audacious charm and benevolent generosity endeared him to all those who knew him.

   Enamored by the legends of the gold rush prospectors of the "Great North" and mountain of yore, CT would walk his own path through his life.

   His faith in Jesus and the love of his family and friends sustained him. At the close of his days, The End of the Trail, by his favorite poet, Robert Service, says it best:

    Life, you've been wonderful to me,
    But fleetest foot must fall,
   The hour must come when all will see
   The last tap of the trail,
   Yet holding in my heart a hymn
   Of praise for gladness gone,
   Serene I want my star to dim 
   In the glow of the Greater Dawn.

  CT was predeceased by his father Perry Thompson Jones and his mother Doris Marie Jones, nee Bement, and cousin Mark McDonough.

   CT is survived by several first cousins: Leslie Whitehurst of Washington, North Carolina, Clay Jones of Aiken South Carolina, Janice Wells of Hudson, New Hampshire, Perry McDonough of Mathuen, Massachusetts, Shane McDonough of Methuen, Massachusetts and many friends and loved ones on both coasts.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on December 2, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 221 Church Hill Road in San Andreas with a viewing from 10 to 11 AM.

   Burial will  follow immediately at Double Springs Cemetery in Valley Springs with military honors by San Andreas VFW post 2600.  San Andreas Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

   Donations in honor and memory of CT can be made to Moorestown Hose Company No. ! at 261 West Main Street in Moorestown, New Jersey 08057. 


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