That's how good he was," said a son, Danny Jones, who is president of the Jones Junction Auto Group and lives in Joppa. When he was 12, his family moved to Conowingo, where his father established Jones Motor Co., which was a gas station, repair shop and Studebaker dealership. Jones attended Rising Sun High School until leaving in 1943 to enlist in the Navy. We lived next door to the gas station and there was a used-car lot in front of the fence," said another son, Larry Jones, who is vice president of Jones Junction Auto Group and lives in Bel Air."He also knew how to read people."The son of Columbus Mc Vey "Lum" Jones, who became the owner in 1917 of an authorized Ford repair center, and Fannie Mae Boyd Jones, a homemaker, Vernon J. He served during World War II in the Pacific Theater of operations aboard the USS Landing Ship Medium 181 as a machinist's mate third class in its engine room. "There was a bell in the kitchen, so when a car pulled up for gas, it rang, and we'd go out and pump gas."Mr.He was a member for more than 40 years of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. In addition to his wife, two sons and daughter, Mr.

I never went anywhere with my dad that he wasn't passing out his business card," she said. Every morning when he came in, he spoke to all of his employees, and he'd be here from bell to bell, which was 7 a.m. Jones, who had acquired a Plymouth franchise, moved the business to the old Bel Air firehouse, where it began selling Honda 90CC motorcycles. Jones moved again to the 300 block of Baltimore Pike in Bel Air, and in 1973, relocated to the business' present location at Bel Air and Harford roads. In addition to Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Dodge Ram trucks, the dealership sells Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota automobiles. Jones and his wife built the business from a two-person operation into Jones Junction, the largest family-owned retail automobile dealership in the state.

Bob Callahan, the former Bel Air radio and TV personality, gave the auto dealership its present name because of its location at the "junction" of U. It employs more than 600 people."He had respect for both his customers and employees.

He was a fan of bluegrass music and reveled in practical jokes.

He also liked spending summers at a family cabin on the Susquehanna River, where he taught family and friends boating skills, water skiing and fishing.

"One day, a man who had purchased a car two weeks earlier came in and said his wife didn't like the color.

Dad told him to go down the line and pick out one that she'd like and he'd take the other one back."Mr.

He maintains that people's personal lives should be kept separately from their work lives.

However, most of Danny's personal relationships are facilitated through the workplace, and he often participates in personal conversations, despite his stance.

He was 88."Vernon was an outstanding man who always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted to help people and give them a good deal on a car," said Jim Helbert, a former Bel Air resident."I bought my first car from Vernon, and he wanted to make a deal.