Ambrose Jones, 93, husband of Margaret Thurman Jones, died Saturday March 3, 2018, at St Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Clark County and had resided in Woodford County since 1936, he was the fifth of six sons born to Gardner and Bertha Jones, all of whom preceded him in death. He was a prominent Woodford County land owner and farmer, a member of The Keeneland Club since 1966 and The Thoroughbred Club of Lexington. He was a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board and Young Farmers of Woodford County.
He was a friend to all, never met a stranger, had a beautiful and contagious smile, and had cared for and helped so many at one time or another. His love and special care of animals was evident, and all the farm animals seemed to know when Papaw was out and about checking on them. Right be-fore his 90th birthday he smiled and said he could hardly believe he was this age and simply said, “It’s been a lot of fun.” One of his favorite places was the ocean, where he enjoyed the sun, sand and seafood.
In addition to his wife, Margaret, of 71 years, he is survived by two sons, Ambrose Gardner Jones and his wife Carol and Jack Wallace (Jean) Jones, both of Woodford County; a chosen daughter, Cindy Litsinger, Flora, Mississippi, has also loved him throughout the years; six grandchildren, Jarred Jones and his wife Jessica, Amy Jones Owens, Zack Jones, Brad Jones, Jack (Danielle) Jones and Nick Jones; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Ambrose.
In John Chapter 11 verse 25 Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” He believed this promise and put his life and trust in Jesus many years ago by accepting Him and was baptized at Pinckard Baptist Church in Versailles.
Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. today, Thursday, March 8, at Clark Funeral Home on Rose Hill, Versailles. Pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Jarred Jones, Nick Jones, Tommy Jones, Glynn Crain and longtime friend Tommy Brown. Honorary bearers are Brad Jones, Larry Sallee, Joe Campbell, Tom Smith, Kenny Houston and Mark Crutchfield. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the funeral home.
A special thank you to Pastors Mike James and Wally Rendel for your prayers and assurance.