April 16, 1924 -July 8, 2013
A Memorial Service for Harold H. Jones, 89, will be at 3 p.m. Monday, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Harold led a full life of many experiences and many jobs, he grew up on his father’s farm in McGee, Arkansas and ran a gas station at a young age.
Harold was 1 of 3 brothers, he often spoke of his first car, a 1939 Plymouth coupe, which he and his brother traded a cow, her calf, a load of hay and some cash for, the car had less than 50 miles on it, the man who owned it, drove it one time out of town and came back and parked it in the barn. He also owned a Taxi and kept busy with that.
Harold also served in the air force, he was a machinists in Bridgeport, Conn. He left Arkansas and traveled a while before going to Midland, Texas, and worked in the oilfield, in 1957 became one of the best a pipeline welders. He worked with Flint Engineering and retired from welding at the age of 62 and went to work at Dotco fishing tools in Farmington, NM. He made his way to Roswell, where he worked at Roswell Ready Mix running the drag line for almost 20 years. Harold enjoyed his job and had many friends there; Donnie Lyons, Juan Torres, Tino Sisneros, Dennis Anez, Alan Sims, Riley Armstrong, Henry Miranda and many more. He loved to work.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Laura Jones; his wife, Shirley Jones; stepson, Paul Baxter; 2 brothers, Herbert and J.W.; a niece, Velma Jean, all from McGee Arkansas; a daughter, Teresa, from Farmington, NM.
He is survived by his family in Roswell, NM: Traven and Maria Baxter; Tyrel and Lorelei Baxter; Chelan Shelton; Juliette Baxter; Michael Brown and Sarah; Mark Baxter and Stephanie; Vanessa; Traven II, Justin, Regina, Michael II, Kerry (Robyn) Baxter, Alan Baxter, Shannon Quigley, Sherry Baxter (Abraham Gonzales), Lana Baxter (Boni Sena Jr.), Vance and Suzanne, Kevin and Michelle, Marty and Lorelee, Lacie and Jimmy, Autumn and Ken, Timarie and Tyson, Kelsie, Niki and Alex, lots of great grandchildren. Good friends: Tony Gonzales, Frank Archuleta, Trace Tyan, Bill and Angela Bunch, Bob Bell, Erika, Loretta, Debbie and Cecelia at Lawrence Bros. Pharmacy. You were all so good to him.
His family left behind in Arkansas; Milton and Bobbi Jones; Bimbo and Ethie Jones; Jody Jones; Doyle (Karen) Jones; Grace Faye and Patricia.
Harold was also a member of the Christian Outreach Ministry.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.