POTSDAM -- Funeral services for Eugene A. Jones, age 82, formerly of Lisbon, will be held at 11:00am on Wednesda, Jan. 17, 2018 at the First Congregational Church (White Church) in Lisbon with Rev. Andrea Mericle officiating. Burial will be in the spring at White Church Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 2:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with a Masonic Ritual to be held at 7:45pm. Mr. Jones passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his wife and friends.
Surviving is his wife, Mary Jones of Potsdam; nephews Brian Jones & his wife Amie of San Jose, CA and a sister-in-law Pat Jones of Los Gatos, CA along with cousins and many friends.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert Jones and a nephew Edwin Jones.
Gene was born on December 17, 1935 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Edwin & Esther (Lazarus) Jones. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1953 and later married Dorla Thompson in Sept of 1962. The couple’s marriage later ended. On Sept 4, 2009 he again was married to Mary Gilson at the St. Lawrence County Power & Equipment Museum in Madrid.
In 1964, he began his long career with the NYS Department of Transportation as a Highway Equipment Operator. He later retired in 1991 after 27 years of dedicated service.
Gene was an active member in several organizations to include the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Dept, Lisbon Library Board, Quebec Brook Hunting Club, Joe Indian Land Holders Assn, St. Lawrence Gas & Steam Engine Assn, Seaway Valley Senior Citizens Club, White Church Cemetery Assn, Waddington Lodge #393 Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Media Temple Shrine in Watertown, NRA, The Black Lake Fish & Game Club, NYS Trappers Assn, The Amber Lodge in Parishville, Parishville Volunteer Fire Dept, Weller Mountain Fish & Game Club, State Wide Senior Action Council, Diamond Sportsman Club, Jester’s and a founding member and contributor of the Lisbon Depot Museum.
Gene enjoyed eating out, socializing, hunting, fishing, picnics, going for rides, watching plays, supporting the community, feeding the deer, 4-wheeling, riding his motor cycle, snowmobiling, and his party boat.
Memorial contributions can be made to the White Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 117, Lisbon, New York 13658, Lisbon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 7002 County Rd 10, Lisbon, NY 13658; Parishville Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 25 Rutman Rd, Parishville, NY 13672; St. Lawrence County Power & Equipment Museum, 1755 NY-345, Madrid, NY 13660; Shriners Hospital for Children, 1003 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H4A 0A9, Canada.
Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.