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Friday, October 17, 2014

Harvey C. Jones

Col. Harvey C. Jones
February 3, 1924 - October 15, 2014
Colonel Harvey Cooper ("Tom") Jones, US Army (Ret.) died on October 15, 2014.

Tom was born on February 3, 1924. He was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and The United States Military Academy at West Point. During his 27-year career in the Army Corps of Engineers, he commanded troop units in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam; served as an advisor to the Chinese Army on Taiwan, as military assistant to the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone and was on the staff of the Chief of Staff, US Army at the Pentagon. He retired from the Army in 1969 as the Corp's New York District Engineer and Supervisor of the Harbor of New York.

Tom immediately began a significant second career with Walt Disney Company. In Florida, he was Director of Disney's cutting edge utility company, then moved to Tokyo to be Disney's Senior Managing Director for the construction of Tokyo Disneyland. Returning to California, he became VP of Project Management for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Tom and his wife, Martha, settled in Cheraw, SC in 1988.  In addition to his multitude of church, club, garden, and history activities, Tom began a third career with the International Executive Service Corps, as a volunteer consultant to third world countries. He was involved in 13 projects in Brazil, Panama, Columbia, Egypt, and Moldova. In 2009, Tom and Martha moved to Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC and the Aldersgate community became a great joy.

He deeply cherished his associations with the Army and West Point (his greatest influence), his many friends in the West Point class of '45, Lawrenceville class of '42, Disney, Cheraw, and Aldersgate. He is remembered as a gentleman, a ready wit, a doer, and a most gracious host.

Tom's greatest joy was his family. He leaves his wife, Martha Duvall Jones; his children, Harvey C. Jones Jr., Dr. Jeffrey T. Jones, Wendy J. Kuda, Edwin G. Pryor, A. Elizabeth P. Colocci; and twelve grandchildren. He is predeceased by his father, Charles Myers Jones; his mother, Susannah Busbee Jones; and his dear brother, Charles Myers Jones, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at Old St. David's Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC on Friday, October 24 at 11 am. A Memorial Service will be held in Fellowship Hall at Aldersgate, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 25.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520, or to the Long Gray Line Endowment c/o Nancy Calhelha, West Point Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996.

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