Horace Breneman Jones, Jr. ("Hebe"), 90, died peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Brightview Senior Living in Crofton, Maryland. Born on May 1, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland, Horace was the oldest of three children of Rear Admiral Horace and Margaret (Leitch) Jones. Horace graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and obtained a Master's in Civil Engineering degree at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He achieved the rank of lieutenant, and after completing his service (including a stint in Antarctica), moved to Freeport, Bahamas in 1962. On arrival to Freeport, he was greeted by his future wife, Joyce Lee, who was assigned by their company to pick him up at the airport. While in the Bahamas, Horace and Joyce married in 1964 and started a family which would grow to include three daughters (Margaret, Kelly, and Joyce). Horace worked as a civil engineer throughout his professional career, and after leaving Freeport, the Jones family moved to Bakersfield, CA; Wichita, KS; and finally, Annapolis, MD. He played thousands of rounds of golf, attained multiple holes in one, and was a member of the men's golf group at the Naval Academy Golf Course. Horace was an avid reader known for his sharp intellect, encyclopedic knowledge of history and baseball trivia, and strong opinions about politics and Washington's NFL team. His greatest joy was being with his wife, Joyce, with whom he traveled around the world, played many rounds of golf, and shared 57 years of marriage. Along with his parents, Horace was preceded in death by his brother, John Jones and sister, Barbara Winne. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Margaret, Kelly, and Joyce; grandchildren, Sydney, Reese, Zoey, Charley, Abraham, and Johanna; sons-in-law, Dominic Gross and Andrew Stolbach; sister-in-law, Judith Jones; nephews, Richard Winne, Patrick Winne, and Jason Jones; niece, Sara Jones; and his beloved standard poodle, Pierre. A memorial service will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD on 9 December 2021 at 6PM-8PM. A funeral service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd, Sunderland, MD on 10 December 2021 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anne Arundel County Public Library: https://www.aacpl.net/foundation/support-your-library.
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