Sid Jones

Sid Jones, B.S. ‘48, M.D., passed away peacefully May 10. John Sid Jones was born June 1, 1926, in Dallas. He was the son of George H. Jones and Violet Underwood Jones. He grew up in Collin County and graduated from McKinney High School in 1943. He attended Baylor University until 1944, when he joined the Navy. After training in California, he served on the U.S.S. North Carolina in the Pacific in the latter months of World War II. He was discharged in 1946 and resumed his education at Baylor, where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national honorary pre-med fraternity, and the Baylor Chamber of Commerce. He received his B.S. from Baylor in 1948 and his M.D. in 1952 from The University of Texas at Galveston, where he was a member of Phi Chi fraternity. On April 16, 1949, he married Jane Powell at South Main Baptist Church in Houston. After several years of training at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, he was on staff at M.D. Anderson Hospital and in the private practice of urology. In 1961, the family moved to Waco where he practiced until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the South Central Section of A.U.A. and served as president of the Texas Urological Society and as president of the Hillcrest Baptist Hospital Staff.

Jones served on the Board of Trustees at Baylor University for nine years during the presidency of Judge Abner McCall and chaired the committee that studied and recommended the preservation of the two original buildings on campus, Burleson Hall and Old Main. He and his wife also served on the Baylor Development Council for many years. He served as a director in the Waco Symphony Association, and he and his wife attended the symphony for 55 years. He also served as a director in the Baylor Bear Foundation and was an avid Baylor sports fan. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pape Foundation for 22 years and was involved in the development of the Pape Gardens. He also was a member of the Waco Rotary Club. In 2005, the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference selected him as the Humanitarian of the Year. He was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Since retiring from active practice, he became more involved with some family properties, as well as the George H. and Sid W. Jones Scholarship, which was established at Baylor by his grandparents, in honor of his namesake and his father. Sid and his wife Jane impacted countless lives through their generosity with the scholarship, and their legacy lives on through all of the people’s lives they touched. Sid loved bird hunting and enjoyed many hunting trips in Kansas with his son and grandsons. Nothing gave Sid greater joy than helping those in need, and he often made hospital visits to friends and family and frequently made house calls as well. His kind and gentle manner was valued and appreciated by patients and friends alike. He was a true family man and was married to his wife Jane for 72 years. They cherished time with their family and nothing brought Sid greater joy than being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane Jones; his parents George and Violet Jones; his sister Marjorie Lloyd and her husband Ralph Loyd. He is survived by his son Gregg Jones and wife Anna; daughter Sydne Bartlett and husband George; grandchildren, Bryan Harrison and wife Mimi, Beth Richards and husband Chris, Alistair Jones, Stuart Jones and Claire Jones; and great-grandchildren Betsy Grace Harrison, Lucy Beth Harrison, Hattie Belle Harrison, Mary Mac Harrison, Chase Richards and Reese Richards.