LeMoyne Jones Obituary, LeMoyne Jones Has Passed Away – Death
LeMoyne Jones Obituary, Death – At the Clinton Presidential Center, it is Friday, and LeMoyne Jones, who is 93 years old and a veteran of World War II as well as a businessman, educator, father, grandpa, and great-grandfather in addition to being a founding volunteer at the Clinton Center, is at his regular post. My hometown of Russellville is where LeMoyne hails from, and he has an impressive track record of service himself. As a member of the generation that came of age in the wake of the Great Depression, he is considered to be among the best. His father began his career as an educator and eventually worked for the National Youth Association, which was a program under the New Deal.
When World War II broke out, LeMoyne, eager to take part in the conflict, lied about his age in order to sign up for the military service of the United States Navy. aboard the day of D-Day, he was serving as a gunner aboard a ship off the shore of Normandy. When the war was over, LeMoyne put the engineering abilities he had acquired in the Navy to use in civilian life. Before settling into a life as an educator at the University of Arkansas at Morrilton in his retirement, he established a few modest businesses during the course of his working career.
As a result, he was one of the first people to sign up as a founding volunteer for the Clinton Presidential Center in June of 2004, just about the time that construction of the center was finally finished on the site of some abandoned warehouses and train tracks near the Arkansas River. And ever since the grand opening in the later part of that year, he has witnessed downtown Little Rock undergoing a transformation that includes an increase in the number of businesses, nonprofit organizations, musicians, and restaurants.
In June of this year, we will celebrate LeMoyne’s 15th anniversary as the iconic and welcome face of the Center. On Tuesdays and Fridays, he welcomes the thousands of guests who come to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum to view our permanent and temporary exhibits, take part in our one-of-a-kind educational and cultural programming, dine and shop at 42 bar and table and the Clinton Museum store, and gain a deeper understanding of President Clinton’s extraordinary life of public service.