Harold âBuckâ Jones, 78, of Paoli entered into eternal rest on September 21st, 2015 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana.
He was born in French Lick, Indiana on January 19th, 1937 to James Lucas and Ora (Phillips) Jones.
Buck married Wilma Jane Jones on October 3rd, 1955 and she preceded him in death on July 20th, 2010. He then married Carolyn Kerby Carmichael on November 2nd, 2013 and she survives.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Wife â Wilma Jane Jones, (2) Brothers â Larry âDizzyâ Jones and (1) Brother in infancy, (2) Sisters âBonnie Haefling and Margie Anderson and (1) Granddaughter â Donna Jade Jones.
Buck enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 17. He served his country from 1954-1968 during the Vietnam War with the 305th Strategic Squadron. He was promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant (TSgt) before being discharged due to a medical issue.
After leaving being discharged honorably he furthered his academics by attending Northwood Institute in West Baden Springs, Indiana where he received his Bachelorâs Degree in Business management in only 3 years, a degree that normally took 4 years to receive. He then started working at the Indiana Handle factory in Paoli, Indiana as a Plant Manager where he was a faithful employee for 27 years. During his years at the Indiana Handle Factory, an accomplishment that Buck was very proud of is that he was able to help save the 1996 Olympics by making sure the wood products needed for the Olympic Torch were produced and sent to their required destination on time.
Harold attended the Syria Christian Church in Paoli, Indiana, was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76, Paoli VFW Post 8302 and had previously served as a Reserve Deputy for the Orange County Sheriffâs Department for 17 years. He was an avid proponent of the NRA.
He is survived by:
Wife Carolyn (Kerby) Jones Paoli, Indiana
(3) Sons Larry Jones (Jann) Paoli, Indiana
Jim Jones (Barbara) Monrovia, Indiana
Mike Jones (Kaye) Martinsville, Indiana
(1) Daughter Angie Bosley (Glen) Paoli, Indiana
(2) Step-Daughters Carrie Smith Paoli, Indiana
Sara Meinhart Victoria, Texas
(3) Sisters Norma Kalb French Lick, Indiana
Darlene Bledsoe French Lick, Indiana
Sheila Nelson French Lick, Indiana
(12) Grandchildren (2) Step-Grandchildren (20) Great-Grandchildren
Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Jimmy Johnson on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana.
Friends may call Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
The family requests memorial contributions are made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the Orange County Humane Society, 856 N Greenbriar Dr, Paoli, IN 47454.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
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