Richard Kendall Jones, age 73, of Marco Island, Florida, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Richard was born on February 3, 1947, in Rockaway Beach, New York.
Having spent most of his life on the water, one of his greatest joys was always being able to see the horizon, especially while sailing throughout the Bahamas.
Rich was a man of great visions. He always had a backup plan. “Look around and avail yourself with what you have to work with and make it work,” he would always say.
He leaves behind a legacy of being “A Good Man.” Always fair, honest and a man of his word. You could bank on that. Of a multitude of musings while kayaking, sailing or just lying about in the cockpit of our boat, here are a few:
The wind blows the same for everyone. It’s the set of sails that makes the difference.
My soul is getting cold. Warmth is a few degrees away. A pull on the tiller.
I’ll do that now and I think I’ll be okay.
You don’t get fat on food for thought.
The key to rational thoughts lies in always remembering how unbelievably lucky you are.
The gears of time turn slowly. They grind exceedingly fine. They turn on one particular tooth at one particular time.
Richard is survived by his loving spouse of 47 years, Glenna Jones, his brother Douglas Jones, sister Carol Jones, and brother David Jones.
The kindness and compassion shown by Avow Hospice is truly appreciated by the Jones family.
A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hodgesjosberger.com for the Jones family.