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Clarence C Jones
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DURHAM, NC: Clarence C “Pete” Jones, 87, passed away on Saturday, November 4th at Brookdale Senior Living.

He leaves behind his wife, Ann Elizabeth Strickland Jones; his daughter, Teresa Jones Ward; son-in-law, Richard H. Ward (“Ricky”); and grandchildren, Cameron Elizabeth Jones Ward and Jackson Hall Ward.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence C. Jones, Sr. and Alma Beasley Jones.

He graduated from Bethesda High School in 1948 where he was quarterback for the football team and pitcher for the baseball team. Pete married his high school sweetheart in 1950 and joined the Durham Police Department in 1951 where he served for 16 years and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. From 1953-1955, he served in the Korean War and was also a Mason and a member of Durham Masonic Lodge 352.

In 1967, Pete joined Home Savings and Loan and served as loan officer and facilities manager. He retired in 1993 from then BB&T.

An avid entrepreneur, Pete started several businesses, became an accomplished golfer, a recreational pilot, and was a member of the Durham Civil Air Patrol. He loved spending weekends at Kerr Lake with his family boating, water skiing and tinkering.

A funeral service will be held Friday, November 10 at 2:00 PM at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham with Julia Webb Bowden officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:45 PM at Clements Funeral Home, Durham. Burial will follow at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery in Durham.

Contributions may be made to Oxford Orphanage, 600 West College St., Oxford, NC 27565.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Friday

10

Nov

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service

Friday

10

Nov

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details

Location

Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery

1914 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC


Memorial Contribution

Oxford Orphanage

600 West College St., Oxford, NC 27565
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