Calvin Curtis Jones

Feb. 17, 1925 - Feb. 18, 2018

Calvin Curtis Jones, 93, of Mart died Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, at First Baptist Church in Mart. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, at First Baptist Church in Mart. Burial will follow at the Mart Cemetery.

C.C. Jones was born February 17, 1925 in the community of Pleasant Grove, Texas to Calvin and Vivian Jones. He grew up on a farm and graduated from nearby Thornton High School.

As a member of the Greatest Generation ever, he was a freshman at Texas A & M on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. As soon as he was age eligible he joined the Army Air Corps, now referred to as The United States Air Force.

After basic training he was shipped off to Tacloban Leyte, Philippines, where he served until the Japanese surrendered and WWII ended. After the war, he returned to Texas A & M and finished his degree in Agricultural Education.

He took a job with Humble Oil and Refining Company as a commissioned agent in Mart in 1948. In 1952, he married Betty Jo Benoit and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage that produced four children: Calvin, Keith, Neil, and Jill.

He purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in Mart in 1962 and operated it for 40 years. In 1986 he purchased the Chevrolet Pontiac Buick Oldsmobile Dealership in Marlin and operated it until his retirement in 2002.C.C. Jones was a member of the Mart ISD school board for 25 years; a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Central Texas; a member of the board of deacons of First Baptist Church in Mart; and operated a cow-calf operation in Limestone County until January 2017. He served many years as a member of the board of directors on several companies affiliated with Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jones, his son Neil Jones, and his daughter Jill Ann Jones. He is survived by his son Calvin Jones, Jr. and wife Janet of Waco; son Keith Jones and wife Laura of Cleburne; granddaughter Magan Jones of Mart; grandson Travis Neil Jones and wife Lindsey of Cedar Park; granddaughter Holly Kleypas and husband Bret of Bryan; and grandson Tyler Jones of Houston.

He also leaves behind his great-granddaughter London Jo Kleypas of Bryan and great-grandson Tristan England Jones of Cedar Park, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mart.

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pkeeney

Calvin & Keith, what a great legacy your Dad has left!! He was such a special, respectable man. He always took time to chat with me when I saw him at football games & I enjoyed our short visits. All of you have my thoughts & prayers as you face the days ahead. Rejoice in his homegoing & his reuniting with your mom, Neil & Jill. What a happy visual that is!! Y'all have some precious memories for sure.

pkeeney

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AmandaBrewer

Troy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Magan and family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love,
Amanda & Troy Brewer

Butch Walker

C.C. Jones sold me a tire on credit when I was a teenager in the 1950's and he presented me with my diploma when I graduated Mart High School in 1960. I have admired and respected him all my life. May his soul rest in peace.

B773039

To The Jones Family- Your Dad has and still have a very special place in the Brown Family - When my Grandfather (William Brown) was seeking to find a Job for my Uncle, your Dad your was the first to give Jethro a job. No questions asked, Jethro worked for your Father until he closed shop there in Mart. I just wanted to let you all know that we never forgot what he did for Jethro when we really needed help.
So on behalf of the entire Brown Family we send our heart felt condolences to your Family.
May God's love keep you and hold you all doing this time.
Humbly submitted
Lorraine Brown White

jab7525

My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Jones. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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