Ron Jones, Sr. passing


The memorial service for Ron Jones Sr., will be held from 11am to 4pm on March 4th at the Life Center located at 1717 S Union Ave Tacoma, WA 98405

From David Williams, The Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum on Facebook this morning (1/19/17):
It is with great sadness that I have to share the news that Hall of Fame boat builder and designer Ron Jones Sr. passed away this morning. Please keep Ron and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Ron made available to us some of his vintage hydro plans on this website and he sent us some neat photos to show the boats to go along with that endeavor. Here’s the link. If you want to look at the photos of some of the boats he designed / built, when you get to his webpage of boat plans, click on the boat names to see some of his photos he sent in.
A true gentleman and master designer and builder…the sport will miss him dearly.

2 Replies to “Ron Jones, Sr. passing”

  1. Very sorry to read of Mr Jone’s passing .I purchased a set of plans for the Miss Vita Milk hull a couple of years ago and over the course of the transaction received several emails from him explaining the hull’s features .It was very evident that he was a man of character and patience and I extend my sincere condolences to his family .In the sporting world Mr Jones had the same impact in boat racing as Jimmy Brown had to football or Wayne Gretzky to hockey .That is non better .

  2. Condolences to the Jones family in this sad time and great loss. Hydoplane racing has lost a true legend and innovator in the sport and I am sure there will be many of his boats around for years to remind us of his legacy to Hydoplane racing. RIP Ron. Brent Nixon Summerstown Ont Canada

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