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Ron Lee Jones, Jr. passed away at age 48

Logan High School athletic hall of famer and founder of the Action Project died Friday at the age of 48.

“All gas and no brakes” is the phrase that best described Ron Lee Jones, Jr.

A 1990 graduate of Logan High School, Jones was captain of the Wildcats football team and was an All-State selection in 1988 and 1989. He led the team in tackles and was ranked fourth in the state for sacks.

Jones continue to play in college attending Virginia Tech and W.Va. Tech. An inductee to the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Jones also coached football for Chapmanville Middle and assistant coach for Chapmanville Regional High School.

Jones was the founder of the Action Project and served over 10 thousand meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Jones was a key component in fighting discrimination against all West Virginians as the Executive Director for the W.Va. Human Rights Commission.

Moreover, Jones was a kidney transplant survivor and a national spokesperson for the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Chapmanville, WV, with Elder Reggie Jones and Bishop Wayne Crozier officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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