CLEMMONS, N.C. — Longtime Clemmons Councilman Chris Jones was in critical condition Saturday after suffering an injury last week, village Mayor John Bost said.
Jones suffered a fall at his home, Bost said. He was listed in critical condition Saturday evening at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
“Short of a transformational miracle, he will be missed,” Bost said in an email to village residents. “Please continue to lift Chris, his family and friends up in your prayers, as they will be faced with difficult decisions in the days ahead.”
Jones, 70, was first elected to the council in 1997. Before joining the council, he chaired the village’s planning board and was active in several school PTA organizations. The council named him mayor pro tem four times, and he would be up for re-election in 2013. Jones has also served with a number of regional and state government organizations, including a term as president of the N.C. League of Municipalities.
Bost called Jones’ injury a tragic blow for village government.
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