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03 April 2008
Ed’s memorial services were conducted at the Summerall Chapel today at 1100. The service was well attended by his family, friends, associates and Classmates. Rick Johnson, F Troop and Rifle Team Team-mate with Ed, spoke about their time together at The Citadel and lifelong friendship. Many other friends and family members shared their thoughts about Ed during the Memorial Service. It was obvious from the attendance and conversation that Ed led a full and meaningful life. He touched many with his humor, kindness and attention to detail. He will be missed by many. Please take the time to remember Ed and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Edward Coleman Jones of Mt.
Pleasant, SC, died Saturday March 29, 2008. Ed was born in Brooklyn, NY,
October 1, 1943, to Lt. Col. (Ret) and Mrs. Edward M. Jones and lived in
Washington, D.C.; Tokyo, Japan; Orleans, France and Seoul, Korea where he
earned a black belt in Tong Tsu Do. Ed was a 1967 graduate of The Citadel,
Company "K." While at The Citadel he was a member of the Rifle Team. His
Talents contributed to the team winning two National Championships. Ed was
all Southern Conference and 2nd Team All American.
He proudly served his country
as an Army Ranger assigned to the 199th Light Infantry brigade and D Troop,
17th Calvary Division in
After military service, Ed spent
his career with Johnson & Johnson plant operations in
Ed is survived by his wife, Priscilla
Jones; sons, Richard E. (Shannon) Jones and Ryan J. Jones of Charleston,
SC; and children through marriage, Jim McMahon, of Charleston, SC, Erin (Perry)
Hunsicker of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Ryan (Jeanette) McMahon of North Palm Beach,
FL. He is also survived by a brother, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Jones of Bahrain and
their son, Michael Jones of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren, Coleman and
Hannah Jones of Charleston and Christopher and Sophie Hunsicker of Mt. Pleasant
and his adopted daughter, Ivanka (Vanya) Angelkovia of Sophia, Bulgaria.
The family suggests that in
lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the following: Citadel Class of 67
Scholarship Fund, The Citadel Class of '67 Rifle Team, The Wounded Warrior