Malcolm D. Jones of Paducah, 97, passed away peacefully in sleep Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Malcolm was born in Paducah to the late John Lawrence Jones, Jr. and Clara Moss Jones on June 17, 1923. He spent virtually the entirety of his life in Paducah, with the exception of a stint in the U.S. Army during World War II in which he attained the rank of Sergeant. In 1947, Malcolm married Catherine G. Neuman, daughter of the popular newspaper columnist and literary figure Fred G. Neuman, who wrote books such as The Story of Paducah and a biography of his friend Irvin S. Cobb. For many years, Malcolm worked as a sales agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He was also active in civic organizations such as Kiwanis, and he served numerous years as a deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Lawrence “Larry” Jones, Jr., his sister Julia Brumgart, and his elder son David.
Survivors include his wife Catherine, his younger son Stanley Jones (Britt) of Huntington Beach, California; his granddaughter Catherine Alice Keating (Ben), his great-grandson Thomas Jones Keating, his great-granddaughter Hannah Jacqueline Keating all of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and his sister Marie Baggett of Paducah.
A funeral service for Malcolm will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Jamie Broome officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 AM until 12:00 PM service time on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Immanuel Baptist Church, 3465 Buckner Ln, Paducah, KY 42001.
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