Stanley G. Jones, 78

Stanley G. Jones of Derwood, Md., passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born on February 25, 1940 in Deadwood, the son of Harley L. and Mildred B. (Reaser) Jones.

As a youth, Stanley didn’t have much, but this built the strong character and values he instilled in his family. As his sister shares, he came into his own in high school where he was the star running back for the Edgemont High School Moguls and the anchor man for the 880 relay where they pulled the “Upset of the Year” by capturing the State Class B Championship.

“Master Chief” as he was affectionately known, served in the National Guard prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired as a Fire-Control Technician Master Chief with more than 24 years of active military service.

With such a passion for his position in the Navy, Stan continued his career for 22 additional years with Vitro and BAE Systems working directly with NATO Seasparrow. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the Chief Petty Officers Association. Master Chief eventually retired in 2005 when his youngest granddaughter was born.

After meeting the love of his life, Stan and Cathy raised their two children, but still rolling in style with his 1969 Mach 1 Fastback Mustang. No one has loved a woman more than he loved Cathy. He told everyone that she saved his life and made him the man he had become. His fearlessness, hard work and strength made Stan a powerful source that led his family to the extraordinary lives they have today.

His other passions included supporting his Washington Redskins (HTTR), teaching his granddaughters the artful skill of drawing and painting, refinishing furniture (some pieces taking much longer than others) while still holding onto his roots and knowing where he came from. Images of buffalo and cowboys (NOT Dallas) are sprinkled throughout their décor.

Beloved husband of 48 years of Cathy C. Jones; loving father of Raleigh Jones and Kelly (and her husband, Chad) Jones; grandfather of Madison and Brooke Jones; brother of Hattie Barrett and the late Harley Jones and the late Raleigh Jones; brother-in-law of Shirley Jones. Master Chief is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on May 30, 2018 in Rockville, Md. Inurnment with full military honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a future time.

Fall River County Herald Star

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