Herman M. Jones December 3,1938- September 24, 2013 Herman Marvin Jones was born in Bakersfield, CA to parents Herman Roosevelt and Mary Lee Jones,and raised in Buttonwillow. He attended Shafter High School where he excelled in Football. After highschool he enlisted and served in US Army. After completion he attended Bakersfield College thereafter he began work for Texaco Oil as a foreman, where he retired after 33 years of service. After retirement he focused on his family, and took great pride in his yard and the shop. He was a pilar of the community, active member of 2nd Community Baptist Church in Buttonwillow, CA. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Herman is preceded in death by his parents Herman Roosevelt and Mary Lee Jones, brother Chester, sister Barbara Ann, wife Billie Faye, son Michael Scott, and granddaughter Arin LeAnne. Left to cherish his memory, wife Rosario, daughters Mary Catherine and Sheva Larae, son Herman Marvin II, brothers Marshall, Charles and Mitchell. Three step-sons Kenny, Harvey, Gary Rivas and their families. Seven grandchildren: Sara Beth, Miranda, Herman Michael, Ozzy, Omar, Jordyn, Herman "AJ", and numerous other family members and friends. "The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of Lord for ever". Psalms 23:1-6 www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 28, 2013