Herman Calvin Jones, age 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 23, 1924 to Harvey Jones and Pearl Jones (née McNair) in Cool Spring, SC. He and his siblings grew up in Tampa, FL. Herman moved back to Myrtle Beach after graduating high school. He joined the United States Navy and served his country for four years. In 1948 he married the love of his life, Frances Jones (née Heins). Also in 1948, Herman joined the Shriners and Masonic Lodge of Myrtle Beach. He has owned a variety of businesses along the Grand Strand to include Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood 1 and 2 and Herman Jones and Associates, a real estate company. Herman served on the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Area Commission as Chairman for six years, Vice Chairman for eight years, and as Chair Emeritus since 2002 serving faithfully since he was first appointed by the Governor in 1976. He was instrumental in establishing the David “Tommy” Jones Scholarship Fund with the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation in July of 2000 to recognize and honor the memory of his grandson Tommy, who passed away that summer.
Herman is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Frances Heins Jones; his brother Ralph Jones; his children Jimmy Jones (Hilda), Carolyn Causey (Rodney), Dianne Jones (Jessie, Deceased), Kenneth Jones (Kim), Kelly Jones (Toni), Susan Smith (Greg); his grandchildren James Jones, Timmy Jones, Suzanne Arnold (John), Amy Fields (Steve), Courtney Skipper (David), Lauren Harbin (Johnny), Pierceson Jones, Hampton Prince, Davin Jones, Matthew Jones, Carson Jones, Mackenzie Thompkins (Charlie), Bridger Jones, Nicholas Smith, Hunter Smith (Jessica); and his thirteen great grandchildren as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Herman was preceded in death by his brothers Keith Jones, Wendell Jones, Wilbur Jones, Jack Jones, his sister Doretha Todd, and his grandson Tommy Jones.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or Embrace Hospice, 175 Village Center Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.