Captain Ross Arthur Jones, US Navy (Retired) passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at The Retreat on Lady's Island. His older brother Walter Wayne Jones, 88, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA, as well. Ross is survived by his wife of 61 years, Celeste E Jones (nee Hubert), son Brian L Jones of St. Paul, MN, daughter Elaine C. Jones, MD, of Beaufort, SC and grandsons Justin and Collin, and his Great Grandson Connor all of Minnesota.\nRoss was born in Nashville, IL on October 18, 1939 to Rosco and Nina (nee Scherle) Jones. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University. He graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI in 1963 and began his military career in Long Beach, CA aboard the USS Hornet (CVS-12). He served with CINCPACFLT in Pearl Harbor, HI until 1968. He then transferred to the 1st Naval District Boston, MA until 1971. He was then Commander of the US Naval Reserve Center in Staunton, VA until 1974. He then went to BUPERS at the Pentagon in Washington, DC until 1977 and then transferred to OPNAV also at the Pentagon until 1980. He then went to Minneapolis, MN where he was commanding officer of NAVRESRED COM16 until 1983. He then returned to the Pentagon and served at OPNAV until 1984. From 1984-1987 he was at NMPC in Washington, DC. His last duty station was at Naval Shipyard Charleston where he was Comptroller. He retired from the US Navy in September 1991 having received many awards and commendations throughout his career.\nHe then moved to Beaufort, SC where he worked for the City of Beaufort as Controller and Assistant City Manager until 2005.\nHe was a member of the Parish Church of St. Helena, in Beaufort, SC where he was involved in Kairos Prison Ministry, served as a Docent of the Church, and was a member of the Men's Breakfast and Bible study as well as a founding member of the "Holy Saints" men's luncheon group.\nHe was a member of the Beaufort Rotary Club and he served on various volunteer committees throughout the community and his church.\nHe had a passion for reading, matinee movies, and dogs. He was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.\nA Memorial Service is being held at the Parish Church of St. Helena, on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort SC or to the American Brain Foundation (www.americanbrainfoundation.org).