Malcolm Kenneth Jones, 85, of Horseshoe Beach died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
He moved to Horseshoe Beach in 2009 from Brevard, N.C. where he was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church and the Brevard Country Club. He attended St. Albans Episcopal Church in Chiefland.
He served in the United States Navy
V-5 program in World War II
, a program that trained Navy pilots. He retired as court administrator for the 7th Judicial Circuit Court in Deland and also served, for a period of time, as the acting county administrator for Volusia County. He was a former Rotarian
in Deland and a member of C-Brats Boat Club and Deland Yacht Club.
After moving to Horseshoe Beach, he organized the first parade in Horseshoe Beach two years ago during the Spring Festival sponsored by the Horseshoe Library. He enjoyed boating, taking short tours in his boat and was involved in Klan Anderson formerly serving as secretary, an organization exploring his Scottish heritage. In years past he enjoyed hunting, hiking and camping, serving as an officer of the Carolina Mountain Club and worked on the Appalachian Trail.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanne C. Jones; sons, Stephen Ross (Deborah) Jones of Jacksonville and Kenneth (Tammy) Jones of New Smyrna Beach; daughters, Laura (Dennis) Wigglesworth of Horseshoe Beach, Julia Taube of Gainesville and Janice Sharpstein of St. Augustine; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Nov. 3 at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Father Harold Ritchey officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Horseshoe Beach Library, Horseshoe Beach.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.