Richard Elmer Jones

Richard (Dick) E. Jones, 82, of Little River, SC went to be with the Lord on October 8,

Dick was born in Washington DC, the only son of the late George and Stella Jones.

Dick was a Navy Veteran serving as an aviator in the Korean War and later in the
Washington, DC Naval Air Reserves. He graduated from
Eastern High School in
and the University of Maryland in 1957 and retired from the Naval Surface
Weapons Center in White Oak, MD after 35 years of civilian service.

After retirement, he and his wife Pat built their dream home in Little River, SC and
moved from suburban Maryland. A man of tremendous strength and kindness his local
involvement with area charitable and civic organizations was wide reaching including
his work as a local water commissioner and his love and support of his church -Little
River United Methodist Church. Dick was also a Mason, a Shriner (including being a
Shriner clown), and a Lions Club member and officer at different times in his life. He
volunteered with the North Strand Helping Hand and was a long-time supporter of the
Epworth Children's Home where he served as a board member and advisor for many

Dick is survived by his nephews and niece Alan Myers, Brad Myers, Craig Myers, Doug
Myers and Linda Dowling and his wife Inez Young Jones.

He was predeceased by his life-long love Patricia (Myers) Jones and his parents.

A life celebration service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday October 15, 2017 at Little River
United Methodist Church with internment to immediately follow the service on the LRMC

The family asks that in lieu of flowers please consider making memorial donations in
Dick's memory to the Epworth Children's Home (
and/or the Little River United Methodist Church (

A guestbook is available at

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 390-2525
Published in The Sun News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2017

Richard E. "Dick" Jones