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Fred Jones 1950-2024

Fred Jones, 73, of Greencastle, PA and formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at his home.

Fred Jones
Fred Jones

Born November 8, 1950, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Robert V. and Elizabeth B. (Schlachter) Jones.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1968.

He served in the U.S. Army from April 1970 until January 1972, when he was honorably discharged.

He and his beloved wife, Pamela S. (Lear) Jones were married on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1989, in Hagerstown, MD.

Fred worked at Letterkenny Army Depot for 29 years before retiring on May 6, 2013.

He was a member of Mercersburg Sportsman Association, Inc. and Greencastle Sportsman Association.

Fred enjoyed life and enjoyed people. He loved golfing and did so five days a week! He also liked to fish, hunt, and for a while, he even played tennis. He was fond of a good cigar, even if he was only chewing on it. He adored his dogs, Samson and Jasper, whom he took for rides in the car every day.

In addition to his wife of nearly 35 years, he is survived by a son, Jesse A. Pilkerton and his wife Stephanie of Clovis, CA and one granddaughter, Olivia, a niece, Carrie Geesaman, and her husband, JR, a great-nephew, Dalton and two great nieces, Madison and Haleigh, many good friends and good neighbors.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Walters and a brother, Walter Jones.

Services will be private, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Rd. Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.



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