Harold Eugene Dopie Jones, of Cabot, went to be with his Savior, Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the age of 87. He was born April 19, 1917 in Vanndale, Arkansas to Preston and Elma Jones. He came to live in Cabot when he married Mary Elizabeth Kerr on December 23, 1940.
He served his country proudly in the Army during World War II from May 6, 1942 until September 23, 1945. He was a mason and an active supporter of the Lonoke County Democrat Election Commission having served many years as an election Official. He served eight years as an alderman for the city of Cabot in Ward 2 and was the chairman of the Committee for numbering the homes in Cabot. He was an avid fisherman; a Boy Scout leader; a coach for the Little League Baseball team for six years. Harold was a charter member of the VFW and helped raise money for the Veterans Park by going around with a few others carrying a car on a truck to sell chances at $1.00 a ticket. Harold retired from the Cabot Fire Department after twenty years. He also retired from the V.A. Hospital at Fort Roots after twenty years of service.
He is survived by his wife, of 64 years, Mary of the home; daughter, Dian Evans and Darv; two sons, Eugene and his wife, Sue Jones and John Jones; a brother, Larry Jones and his wife, Betty of Wynne, Arkansas. He leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his family.
He is preceded in death by a son, Ronald Keith Jones; three brothers of Wynne and one sister of Memphis.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Cabot with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the funeral home.