Memorial services honoring Harold Richard Jones (78) of Killeen are pending.
Harold was born to Olive Blunt – Jones and Howard Jones on May 27th 1942 in Galesburg, Illinois. Harold departed the Earth on July 11th 2020 in Harker Heights, Texas.
Mr. Jones was a proud veteran of the United States Army; retiring in 1987 as a decorated 1SG after 24 years of service. Harold served three tours in the Vietnam War and was awarded many decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons; recognitions include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation Badge, Overseas Service Bar (6), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Aircraft Crewman Badge, and Expert Badge (Rifle).
After retiring from military service, Mr. Jones continued to serve his country for 14 years as a civil servant. Harold first served as a Supervisory Range Control Specialist for the U.S. Air Force and later served as a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist at Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Harold retired from civil service in 2004.
Harold was a devoted, caring partner and true friend; he went above and beyond for those dear to him. He will truly be forever missed.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his mother Olive Stoneking (Blunt-Jones), father Howard Jones, and sisters Sharon Potts, Phyllis Collopy, Rita Spencer, Janice Fox, and a brother Stanley Jones.
Harold is survived by Judy Potaczek, his beloved partner of over 20 years; his sister Violet Olson (and husband John), and his faithful dog Scruffy.
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