Jones, the son of James Felix and Eva McAdoo Jones of Tennessee, attended the Mooney School before enrolling at Princeton University in 1909. He took a leave from school to help settle a family matter in South America before completing his degree in 1914 and settling in Birmingham. He married Marguerite Nabers on June 17, 1917 and constructed a large house on Pine Ridge Road in Mountain Brook where they raised two daughters, Marguerite ("Wita") and Alice ("Acky").
Jones was known as an outdoorsman, and particularly handy with a shotgun. He was said to have many times bagged his fifteen-bird limit using only fifteen shells.
Jones retired from business in 1953 and died three years later after a long illness.
- "Raymond McAdoo Jones '13" (January 13, 1956) Princeton Alumni Weekly