On Monday, November 21, 2022, Leon Jones, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away. In his ninety-five years of life, Leon was a servant of God, our country and his family. He served in WWII and the Korean War. Upon retiring from the military, Leon used his mechanical expertise to fulfill his hobby of building racecars for his brother, Sammy, and Frank Lum.
Leon earned the recognition as a Master Mechanic at Hamilton, Pontiac, Cadillac, Nissan of Hagerstown, Maryland, where he retired at the age of 76 years old. He also served as past commander for the American Legion Post Ten and remained an active member for seventy-seven years. Leon enjoyed gardening, loved nature, fishing and crabbing with his son-in-law, walking his dogs and playing cards with his neighbors, family and friends.
Leon demonstrated the importance of duty, honor and love. Family was of utmost importance. Although, he was a man of few words his kindness and family pride was spoken from his heart. Leon will be sadly missed, by his immediate family, his extended family; Neal and Shirly Beard, and his many special friends who visited often and put a smile on his face i.e. (Cheryl the green bean lady).
Leon was the second of twelve children to Lewis and Pearl Jones of Boonsboro, Maryland. Leon is survived by his loving wife, Betty Jones of 72 years; daughter, Shawn Palmer and husband, Dennis; granddaughter, Tara (Palmer) Kay and husband Scott; great grandchildren, Abigail and Andrew Kay; brothers, Harold Jones and wife Carol, David Jones and wife Charlene, Bobby Jones and wife Kay, Gary Jones and wife Tina; sister, Doris Long and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Gerald Jones, Samuel Jones, Dale Jones, Robert Blair Jones, Lewis Jones, Jr., and Sherrie Ann Jones.
Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Boonsboro Cemetery on Saturday November 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM. Military honors will be rendered at the graveside. Pastor Bob Ruggieri will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
A special tribute to my dad, my hero.
My dad was a man, who was kind, sweet and smart,
His love is unconditional that spoke from his heart.
My dad was a man of courage, valor and dignity,
He served his country with respect and integrity.
My dad worked hard for everything he earned,
Life principals taught, life principals I learned.
The lessons in life that I have learned,
Are from my dad’s genuine love and concern.
My dad was a man of few words spoken,
But the love of his family never be unbroken!
My dad a man with a comforting smile and a hug,
A precious gift to me from our God above.
With deep appreciation for all you have done,
You, dad are my HERO, my number ONE!
Love you and miss you dad