Leon Jones , TCC # 3

Charter member Leon Jones has passed away. In 1986 he was on the first Board of Directors and was named “Road Captain” for the year of 1986. He received the first Founder’s Award in 1988 along with Bill Benedict, Mike Jones, Ken Thiessen.
Our condolences to his family.
Leon Jones

Leon Jones

Tuesday, November 15th, 1938  Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Leon Jones, 81, of Cleburne, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Cleburne. He was born November 15, 1938 in Karnes County, Texas to Francis Ervin and Ida (Retzloff) Jones. Leon married Pat Ford on March 31, 1962 in Cleburne. Before retiring Leon worked in the health food distribution industry as a maintenance supervisor as well as many years at Cleburne Electric and was member of Calvary Baptist Church. Open visitation will be 10:00A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the funeral home. A private family graveside will be held.

Leon (Papa) enjoyed spending time with his family & friends. He especially loved his time with grandkids and great-grandkids. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961. Leon dabbled in everything from rebuilding Cushman scooters to tractors and of course his 56 Chevy. Leon never met a stranger and enjoyed sharing his stories with everyone. He loved his Calvary Baptist Church family and spending time with them. Most of all having his personal relationship with Jesus which fulfilled his Eternity.

Leon is survived by his wife, Pat Jones of Cleburne; son, Jerry and wife Tracey Jones of Cleburne; daughter, Jennifer and husband Mitch Myers of Fort Worth and their son, J.D. Myers; son, Jody Jones and wife Monica of Malakoff and their children, Jared Jones and wife Stacey, Taylor Jones and wife Lindsie, Alexis Painter and husband Avery; great-grandchildren, Addie Mae Jones, Piper Scout Jones, Jameson Pineda Jones and Lawson Thomas Jones and sisters, Shirley Guinn of Kopperl and Carol Reynolds of Oklahoma.

Leon is preceded in death by his father, Francis Jones and mother, Ida Jones.

38th State Meet for Texas

Let’s begin thinking about our coming State Meet. October 14-17, 2020.

The registration page and schedule will be posted in July.  We are extending the invitation to the Cushman Club of America members. You can read President Richard Kesselus’s letter at the end of this post.

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From Richard Kesselus:

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In this year of tragedy and disappointment we are just not getting to feel the wind in our face.  Meet after meet is being canceled.  A year of planning and preparation down the drain.  Disappointment for all in Nebraska after years of work is tough to swallow.  For us in Texas our move to change our meet date to the Fall may give us all a chance to do what we like.  Riding and showing our handy work may not be completely lost.   Our State Meet has always welcomed all Cushman members and in this year, 2020, we want to especially welcome CCOA members to join with us in Wichita Falls, Texas, for our state meet which will be held October 14th  through 17th.  Being familiar with the normal CCOA schedule our schedule is a little different but we will adjust some to make it familiar. Starting Monday October 12th, Columbus Day, we will plan to have rides Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration will start Wednesday afternoon. Our Show scooter judging does not have all the many classes at the National but there are classes that fit all scooters. This will get all who have labored getting a show scooter ready a place to enter it in a contest prior to the 2021 National.  That said there is another opportunity to have some scooters in a contest with our 100 Year Club which is described below.

In the next CCOA magazine there will be a complete schedule of events and early registration so keep and eye out for that information.  You can always go to our web site to get the best up date on what we are up to.  https://texascushmanclub.com


What’s Different?  We do most everything that is done at the Nationals plus a few extras. First, we have a 100-year club (the age of the owner and the age of the scooter must add up to 100). When the club was started not everyone was eligible but, as time rolled on most any of us and any original scooter qualified. The scooter must be all Cushman except for some safety items.  There is a small club membership fee if you are interested in taking part. The scooters are judged best original, best restored, and highest number of years.  There is a short ride for all the old scooters.  We also enjoy a Scooter pull (like a tractor pull). We have our own sled and several classes, Stock and Modified Huskey engines as well as an unlimited class.

Wichita Falls is almost in Oklahoma, I’m sure Don Reed and a few other Okies might like that, it is somewhat centered in the US and maybe not any farther that some who would have traveled to Grand Isle.  So, if you are hankering to ride or show off your work  “Y’all Come”. Watch for a complete rendering of our meet in the next edition of CCOA Magazine


You can contact me at rkesselus@yahoo.com or 512 431 2940.  Richard Kesselus TCC Inc. President.