LUBEC – Howard “Howie” W. Jones , 71, passed away March 9, 2013, at a Bangor hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Boston, June 3, 1941, the son of the late Howard and Pauline (Maker) Jones.
Howie was very active in the Lubec community. He owned and operated Jones Store for over 25 years. He always greeted you with his contagious smile, and he was always up for a good joke. He also worked for many years as a Washington County corrections officer, was a clam warden for the town of Lubec and served on the board of selectmen. He was a member of Washington Lodge No. 37 A.F. & A.M., Lubec, and a former member of Lubec Lions Club. He loved being outdoors watching and feeding wildlife, tending to his blueberry fields, and four wheeling. He enjoyed going to the horse and dog tracks, and watching the Red Sox and Patriots. He especially loved the chance to have a family get together, and the time spent with his grandchildren attending their sporting events and school programs.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pat (Ashby) Jones; their three children, Richard Jones and wife, Drenna, and their children, R.J. and Morgan of Milton, Vt., Jessica Harmon her husband, Tim, and their children, Jayce, Teeya, Timothy, and Kyle of East Machias, and Jodi Look and husband, Chris, and their children, Mason and Jenna of East Machias; a brother, Richard of Trescott; a sister Diane Black of Federal Way, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Jane Parker; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Ashby and wife, Pam and Bracy Ashby; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Christian Temple Church, Lubec, with Pastor Gary Look officiating, to include Masonic services and a reception immediately afterward. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Jones family by visiting their book of memories at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com