Image: Paul Dewey Jones of The Woodlands often attended the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to complain and attempt to set them straight.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
The Woodlands, January 2 – Paul Dewey Jones, 78, of The Woodlands passed into the Arms of the Lord on December 26, 2022.
Dewey Jones was one of the most interesting people in Montgomery County. He was an early member of the Texas Patriots PAC, yet he came to despise them. He argued against government yet he often sought government solutions to local problems. He was a community leader for 50 years yet he never held any office. He pretended to be ignorant and uneducated, yet he knew the history of Montgomery County probably better than anyone you’d ever meet and he was a national leader in the fireworks industry. If you were looking for enjoyable conversation with a remarkably intelligent man, Dewey Jones was the correct choice for the five decades he lived and worked in Montgomery County.
Jones was born in La Grange on April 17, 1944. He and Glenda Gregory married was married on August 27, 1966, while he served America in the United States Army. Jones’s Army service was from June 20, 1966, until his honorable discharge on June 4, 1968.
Jones had a passion for entrepreneurship. A self-starter, Jones, along with his wife, had owned several businesses throughout his lifetime, most notably Freedom Fireworks.
He was a charter member of the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, a Paul Harris fellow and benefactor for the Rotary Club of The Woodlands, as well as one of the founding members of The South Montgomery County – Woodlands Chamber of Commerce.
Jones had a passion for his family, friends, politics, and a good game of golf. He is survived by his loving wife Glenda, his loving daughter Desiree Jones Urrutia, and his loving brother, Larry Daniel Jones.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations made in honor of Paul Dewey Jones to the American Cancer Society.