Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones was born in Buffalo, Missouri and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. He and his wife Susan have two children, Jeff and Melissa, and one granddaughter, Trinity. The Jones family resides in Odessa, Missouri where they are members of the Christian Church.
In 1992, MWB Jones was raised in Mount Hope Lodge #476 in Odessa, Missouri, where he served as Master in 1995. For five years following, Ron served as DDGM for what is now the 15th Masonic District.
Ron has served the Grand Lodge in many capacities, serving 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. RWB Jones was also the Chairman of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education Planning Committee for the year 2010. MWB Jones also served as President of the Masonic Children’s Foundation for the year 2012-2013.
His other Masonic memberships include: Heroes of ’76 Old Glory Encampment; National Sojourners Chapter #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; Palestine Commandery #17, Knights Templar; Ararat Temple, AAONOMS, and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Kansas City.