Norfolk, VA – Harry F. Jones III, at 77 years old, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 25, 2022. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Harry (Butch) was born on December 3, 1944, to Linda Louise and Harry F. Jones Jr. He was a 1962 graduate of Maury High School and attended TCC and College of the Albemarle. Harry worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Test Director C-246 in the Engineering Division and retired after 30 years of service.
Harry served as president of NARFE and for his community Civic League. He loved his church, Riverside Baptist, where he held several positions. He was a trustee, sang in the choir, head of finance, assisted with ground maintenance, and above all else an avid photographer. Harry could even be found lending a helping hand in the kitchen. His dedication to service for his community had no parameters. Harry was a very kind-hearted, humble, and loving man.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Gibbs Jones, and brother, Jimmy B. Jones. Left to cherish his memory are his wife’s children: Stacie Mathews, Donna and husband Jeff Miller, Shawn and wife Amy Pratt. Along with five grandchildren: Jordan, Amber, Brianna, Brooklyn, Colton and one great grandson, Brantley. Harry, known to his grandchildren as “Pretty Harry”, will be missed tremendously.
A funeral service will be held at Riverside Baptist at 3:00pm on Sunday October 9, 2022, with pastor Fred Williams officiating and a dinner will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Baptist Church. Please share a memory or leave condolences below.