Herman S. Jones City of Raleigh Fire Department – North Carolina
Date of Death: January 22‚ 2008
Herman Sylvester Jones was born December 31‚ 1949‚ in Raleigh‚ North Carolina‚ to Louise Penix Jones and the late Dallie Jones. He died on January 22‚ 2008‚ at the age of 58‚ from an injury incurred while on duty.
Herman was the oldest of six children and was preceded in death by his father and his brother‚ Donnell Jones. He attended Shaw University of Raleigh‚ North Carolina‚ and also served in the U.S. Army until 1977.
In 1980‚ Herman began his career as a firefighter and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2001. He remained an active firefighter for 27 years until his sudden death.
He leaves to cherish his memories‚ his daughter‚ Tiffany N. Jones of Morrisville‚ North Carolina; her mother‚ Patricia W. Jones of Clayton‚ North Carolina; and his mother‚ Louise Penix Jones of Garner‚ North Carolina. He is also survived by three sisters‚ Carolyn Hartfield (Atron)‚ Alma Gupton (Halvester)‚ and Cynthia Murray (Larry); two brothers‚ Ronald Jones and Dr. LaRoy Penix (Sharon); three nieces‚ Roneesha Jones‚ Sharon Hartfield‚ and Stephanie Gupton; a nephew‚ Alexander Penix; a great-niece‚ Taylor Gupton-Lyon‚ an uncle‚ John Penix (Evelyn); an aunt‚ Madell Penix; and a host of relatives and friends.