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D. AUSTIN JONES
David Austin Jones, age 74, of Salisbury and Cambridge, MD, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Dorchester General Hospital.
Born on May 3, 1937 in Cambridge, MD, he was the son of the late David H. Jones and Mabel Brinsfield Jones.
Austin was a graduate of Cambridge High School, Class of 1955. He then attended University of Maryland.
Austin moved to Racine, Wisconsin and was an accountant/estimator with Western Publishing where he had worked for forty years.
On February 14, 1967 he married the former Shirley Creighton. They were remarried just this year on February 14th. Their remarriage brought them both much love and happiness. His daughter and granddaughter, Heather and Sophia, were the love of his life. His son-in-law was also his best football buddy whom he loved dearly.
After retirement, he returned to Cambridge.
Austin was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Cambridge. He was proud of being a Mason of fifty years with the Masonic Temple Cambridge Lodge, No. 66, A.F and A.M. Austin was also a member of the American Legion Post #91.
Surviving besides his wife Shirley Creighton Jones is a daughter Heather Lawhead and her husband Kelly; a granddaughter Sophia Lawhead; an aunt Ann Brooks; numerous cousins especially Gorton McWilliams, Jr. and Sam McWilliams; many local friends especially Ward and Mary Slacum and Wisconsin friends Dawn and Sadie. He will be missed by his little buddy “Mr. Peabody”.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a special cousin Dr. Donald McWilliams.
A Funeral and Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Sam McWilliams and members of the Masonic Lodge. Burial will be held privately at a later date in East New Market Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Austin’s memory to The Shriners Childrens Hospital, Shriners International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; Dorchester County Humane Society, 4930 Bucktown Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613; or The Boys State Program of the American Legion Post #91, PO Box 70, Cambridge, MD 21613.
To view online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com
Florists.....Please deliver floral pieces Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Thank you.
Born: May 3, 1937
Place of Birth: Cambridge, MD
Death: December 1, 2011
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD
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