RWB Jones was born on December 16, 1957 in Buffalo, Missouri. His family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri where he graduated from the Springfield R-12 School District in 1976. On August 25, 1979, Ron was united in marriage to Susan E. (Smoot) Jones and they have been blessed with two children: Jeff and Melissa. The Jones family resides in Odessa, Missouri where they are members of the Christian Church.
RWB Jones' Masonic career began in 1992 when he was initiated, passed and raised in Mount Hope Lodge #476, Odessa, Missouri, serving as Master in 1995. Ron then served with distinction as DDGM for the then 23rd, now 15th Masonic District for the next 5 years. RWB Jones is familiar to the Craft as he has performed the formal introductions during the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge for the past several years.
Ron has served the Grand Lodge in many capacities. He was appointed Grand Pursuivant by MWB Stanley M. Thompson in 2003-04; has served 3 years on the Ways & Means Committee; 4 years on the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home; 4 years on the Masonic Scholarship Committee; 5 years as Chairman of the Public Relations Committee; on the Long Range Planning Committee and has served in many other capacities including chairing Special Committees appointed by the Grand Master. RWB Jones is also the Chairman of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education Planning Committee for the year 2010.
His other Masonic memberships include: Heroes of ’76, Old Glory Encampment; National Sojourners Chapter No 63; Kilwinning Council #19, AMD; Charlemagne Council #79, Knight Masons; Royal Order of Scotland; Harry S. Truman, York Rite College; Missouri Lodge of Research; Independence Chapter #49, RAM; Council #49, Cryptic Masons, and Palestine Commandry #17, Knights Templar; Ararat Temple, AAONOMS; Scottish Rite, Valley of Kansas City, and Past Master’s Club of Kansas City.
Since 1991, Ron and his Lady Susie, have owned and operated Transtar Trucking in Bates City, Missouri. His community involvements include the Chamber of Commerce and being a Little League Baseball and Football Coach. Ron and their Daughter Melissa (Missy) own and operate Karate for Kids in Odessa.
RWB Jones was appointed to the Grand Lodge advancing officer line by Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, Grand Master, at the 188th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM.