Charles L. “Chuck” Jones III started his career with the FDNY in October 1992. After probie school he was assigned to Engine 311. In 2001, Chuck transferred to Ladder 165, where he served for more than 20 years.
Chuck’s service to the city began five years earlier working for the New York City Police Department. His commitment to the community was also demonstrated through his service as a member of the West Sayville Volunteer Firefighter Department, where his passion for his craft and his zest for life made him an excellent hydrant man for their drill team.
He coached football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey, and was known as “Coach Chuck” to most of the neighborhood children.
He enjoyed skiing in the winter and boating on the great South Bay in the summer.
He is greatly missed by his wife, Leigh Anne, and children, Andrew, Adam, and Natalie, as well as by his seven siblings.