Allen Jones Jr. JONES, JR., Allen Mr. Allen Jones, Jr., 88, formerly of Columbia, SC, died peacefully on April 23, 2005 at Edenbrook in Charleston, SC. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service on April 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Summerall Chapel, the Citadel, Charleston, SC, the Rev. Dr. George Johnson Tompkins, III officiating. Interment will follow on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, SC. Friends and relatives are invited to the home of Lisa and John Gantt, 98 Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC, on Thursday, April 28, from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Allen Jones was born Nov. 8, 1916 in Columbia, SC, son of the late Helen Iredell Williams, an artist born in Wilmington, NC, and Allen Jones, textile engineer and genealogist, originally from Columbia, SC. Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from the Citadel, Class of ’38, and Masters in Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1939. He served his country bravely and honorably in the United States Army, 2nd Division, in the European theatre from North Africa to Italy, Sicily, England, France and Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After honorable discharge as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1945, he spent his career in Knoxville, TN, and Columbia, SC, as a consulting structural engineer. He was especially proud of the design work he did on buildings throughout the South, including the College of Nursing, Clemson University; the Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asheville, NC. He also consulted for structures in Connecticut, Texas, and California, and the subway system in Singapore. In his retirement he worked briefly as a substitute teacher in Richland County School District No. 1. Mr. Jones was an avid athlete who ran track and played football in high school and for the Citadel. He maintained his interest in running and was a fixture in many races across South Carolina during the 1970s, 80s and 90s, including the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Governor’s Cup. In his later years he was often the oldest competitor and was an inspiration to many with his determined attitude and good humor. An award-winning writer, he was also dedicated to reading, memorizing, and reciting poetry. Assuming the task of unofficial family archivist like his father, Mr. Jones was devoted to family and friends, remembered by many for his letters and visits. Surviving are his brother, Cadwallader Jones of Charleston, SC; sons Allen Jones IV of Leesburg, SC and Philip Iredell Jones of Irmo, SC; daughters Edith Margaret Jones Bikle of Honoka’a, Hawaii; Elizabeth Porcher Jones of Charleston, SC; Penelope Whedbee Jones Carroll of Wilmington, NC; Marion DuBose Jones Hopkins of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren: Pendleton Tompkins, Porcher Tompkins, Alison Hopkins, Sarah Hopkins, Abigail Carroll and Eleanor Carroll. His sister, Jane Iredell Jones Clarke, formerly of Charleston and Asheville, NC, preceded him in death. The family requests that memorials be made to the Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 4/27/2005.
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