Lewis C. Jones Sr.
Jefferson — Lewis Carlton Jones Sr., 85, passed away at his home in Jefferson Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
He was born in Jefferson, Dec. 8, 1928, the son of the late Clifton and Violetta Hallowell Jones. Lewis attended local schools and was a graduate of Union High School with the class of 1946. After completing high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he bravely served our country during World War II and the Korean War.
Lewis married the love of his life Patricia Comer Oct. 18, 1948. They had known each other as children and after returning from his military service the couple settled on the mountain road in Jefferson where they would raise their 11 children on Half Acre Farm. A full functioning farm they were self-sufficient and anything that they would need they could get from their farm. While overseeing the farm Lewis also worked for the state of Maine and retired in 1983 as a bridge supervisor for the Maine DOT.
Lewis loved country music and even played guitar and sang in a local band. Patricia and Lewis loved to travel would chronicle their journeys in journals and pictures so they could remember the places they had seen. Covering almost the entire United States there were only four states that they did not visit, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon. Lewis loved model cars and had an extensive collection that he proudly displayed at his home. He loved to use his paintball gun, getting the girls to try to hit certain items which at times were too small to hit. He got a lot of laughter from this and told them at least they could hit the large shed. Lewis loved to tell stories of growing up, being in the military and his favorite were the stories of working for the state. Lewis traveled through his atlases with the girls. He couldn’t always get out but could go anywhere in the United States right from the kitchen table. Lewis loved to reminisce with his best friend and buddy Walt Coombs as well.
He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years Patricia Jones, passing in April 1999, just a few months after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary; sons Darrell, Lewis Jr., Richard, and Gary Jones; grandson Robbie Flint; survivors include his children Terry Wilshire and her husband Rick of Warren, Arlene Jones and her Companion JR Winchenbach of Waldoboro, Paullette Skidgell and her husband Sandy of Sebring, Fla., Donald Jones and his wife Roberta of Cape Cod, Mass., Marilyn Sewell and her husband Bruce of Warren, Cheryl Reynolds of Wilmington, Mass., Gail Dinkins of Gainesville, Tenn., 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; special friends Danny and Derek Briylea, Beanie Holmes Jr. and Teri Peaslee; his buddy, best friend and partner in crime Walter and Phyllis Coombs.
A time of visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St., Waldoboro with The Rev. Robin Honaker officiating. A private burial will take place in the spring.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Fire Department, 204 Waldoboro Road, Jefferson, ME 04348
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home Waldoboro, ME.