Harry Jones

02/24/2015 1:57 PM |

Former Southampton resident Harry Jones of Riverhead died Jan. 25. He was 81. 

Mr. Jones was born May 15, 1933, in Southampton to Archenetta Arrington Jones. He attended schools in Southampton, where he was on the football team. While in high school he worked at Shinnecock Golf Course.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. In 2013, he received a certificate for his U.S. military service.

After returning from the Army, Mr. Jones worked for Southampton Tire for 25 years. He was a member of Riverhead Masonic Lodge 91. Family members said he enjoyed living at John Wesley Village in Riverhead and later moved to Riverhead Care Center, where he was president of the Resident Care Council.

Family members said Mr. Jones made many friends during his lifetime, on his high school football team, at the golf course and at the care center. He enjoyed playing bingo and played the lottery daily, continuing to play at the care center, where his cousin would drop off tickets.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (née Davis); his son, Regan; his daughter, Brenda; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Arrangements were in the care of Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.

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