Richard Jones

September 29, 1929August 24, 2012

Richard Edwin Jones, 82, died on August 24, 2012. Born in Baltimore, Maryland to John Richard Jones and Elenora Mary Brooks Jones. He graduated from Belair High School in 1947. Joined the US Navy in 1948 and retired after 20+ years of dedicated service. He then pursued an 18 year Federal Civil Service Career in the Electronics Calibration Lab at NAS Jacksonville, FL as an Electronics Mechanic and Instructor. His memberships included Albert J. Russell Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Morocco Shrine Temple and VFW. He was considered an expert on the Tucker Automobile, helped start the Tucker Automobile Club and was Senior Historian. He was employed by Lucas Film while making the Tucker movie that starred Jeff Bridges. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty, his sister Eleanor and brother Leslie. He is survived by two children Karen Jones-Turkel of Kingsland, GA and Brian Jones of Orange Park, FL and grandson, Nicholas Jones of Orange Park, FL, sister, Rosalie McKnown, Denver, CO, sister, Lois Robert Delta PA and brother Irv Jones of Anderson SC. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with visitation held one hour prior to service from 9:30-10:30 AM. Burial will be 2:30 PM Tuesday at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Lannie Rd in Jacksonville, where he will be reunited with Betty. Please post tributes or words of comfort at .


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Mark Boone

August 31, 2012

Thank you for all you shared with us. RIP

Sharon Baugh Edenfield

August 28, 2012

Brian, I extend my deepest sympathy, and I offer prayers for peace and comfort for you and your sister. I know your dad will be remembered with honor and love.

Steve Tremulis

August 27, 2012

Thank you, Richard, for all you have done to keep the Tucker legend alive. It's been a pleasure to get to know you. You, too, will forever be a part of its legacy for all your heroic efforts. You will be missed. My condolences...

Susan, Mark, & children Barber

August 27, 2012

Karen, Brian, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. Mr Jones was always very kind to me when I was friends with Karen, and I always thought very highly of him. He and Mrs Jones always were very nice and made me feel welcome. Again, my sincerest condolences.

Barrie Bennett Lovern

August 26, 2012

May the loving memories you have of happy times together bring you peace and comfort during this time.
My Deepest Sympathy,

Pam King

August 25, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. You actually have two guardian angels to watch over you. Hugs to you, your sister, and son.
Pam Rodgers King

Mike Schutta

August 25, 2012

Rest in peace my friend. You have touched so many lives in the Tucker automotive community over the years. I can never thank you enough for all the help and encouragement you have given me. I know that somewhere in heaven you and Preston Tucker are having a laugh together. I'll miss your friendship.

Julie Burrage

August 25, 2012

"Brief is life, but love is long." -- Tennyson