|School: Franklin||Graduation Year: 1975|
Year Inducted: 2017
Sports Played: Wrestling
High School Honors: 4-year Wrestling letterman. PIL and State Champion at 98 lbs. as a Senior.
Post High School Career: Was in the printing business for 38 years from 1975 to 2013; currently at Precision Castparts. One hundred years ago, Grandfather Fredrick Jones was in the 1917 graduating class, the first class to complete 4 years at Franklin.
I was inspired by my coach Mr. Melvin in 7th grade at Joseph Lane. My wrestling coaches at Franklin high school were Tom Dyer and Jack Bury—both great motivators in wrestling. I was also blessed by my high school sweetheart—Connie Cervantes-Jones—who later became my wife and cheered my accomplishments.
My Franklin roots are deep. My grandfather Fredric was involved in debates at Franklin, and my brothers Paul, Mark, Clay preceded me and were there cheering me on. I am very proud and honored to be a Franklin alumnus.