Harrison Douglas Jones




Kipling – Harrison Douglas Jones, 90, passed away Wednesday evening December 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m. at Kipling United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The family will be available to greet friends in the church sanctuary between noon and 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Burial at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington.

Harrison was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Maxine.

Born and raised in Harnett County, Harrison married Maxine Bass of Erwin, and the two of them made their home in Kipling. They had one son Paul. Harrison served in the US Air Force as a mechanic in the motorpool. After service he pursued a long and distinguished career as an auto mechanic, working for several dealerships in Fuquay and Angier, and most notably as the service manager for Stroud Pontiac-Buick of Fuquay-Varina, and later Bryant Pontiac-Buick. His automotive knowledge and his skills as a mechanic and diagnostician were much respected by his friends and clients. Over the years he received many service awards from General Motors. In retirement, Harrison loved to sit on his porch in Kipling and wave at familiar passersby. He also built birdhouses, which he sold on Saturdays by the roadside. He was on call as a helping hand or to lend a tool to everyone he knew. He was a long time member of Kipling United Methodist Church through which he served the Lord and the community in many ways.

He is survived by his son, Paul Jones and wife, Susan Gerbeth Jones of Hillsborough, NC; granddaughters, Meredith Gooch and husband, Damon of Washington, DC, and Hannah Walters and husband, Alex of Columbia, SC; one brother, Billy Ray Jones of Shallotte; and a host of beloved nieces; nephews; neighbors; friends; and later in life—as his health failed—those that cared for him in his home and at Brookshire Senior Living community in Hillsborough.

The family is especially grateful for the care and support provided by Michaela Arnold Baker, Nancy Avila and Alecia Gattis.

Harrison was for years involved with feeding those in need through his church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Kipling UMC, P.O Box 88, Kipling, NC in support of the food pantry.