Charles E Jones, age 88, passed peacefully at home with family on Saturday, September 19th, 2020. He was born January 9th, 1932, in Joliet, Illinois.
Charles was the third of four children; two preceded his death. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School in 1950 then enlisted and served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1955 during which time he was stationed in Key West, Florida where he hitched hiked every weekend to Fort Meade, Florida to court Ms. Janice Gail Durrance. Charles married Janice September 29th, 1957 this year would have been their 63rd wedding anniversary. Charles was the owner and operator of Chuck’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and a Maintenance Mechanic at Alcoa from 1969 to 1994 where he also maintained status of head of the union. Charles had a passion for hunting and fishing and loved to take his bird dogs on a good run. He was a Godly man that lived his life by the bible and loved his family beyond words.
Preceded in death by his sister Francis Rutledge; brother Robert Jones. He is survived by sister Penny Jones Heggie; his one and only love and wife of 63 years, Janice D; daughter, Dottie Brownlee and her husband, Ricky; daughter, Carrie Serra and her husband, Wayne; son, Charles E. Jones Jr. and wife, Maria and numerous grandkids and great grandkids.
Celebrations of life will be held October 10th, 11:00 AM at House of Praise, 3920 Murray Rd. Bowling Green, Fl. 33834 proceeded by a gathering at Michael and Amber Doyle’s, 380 Bergquist Rd. Fort Meade, Fl. 33841.
Condolences can be sent to the family as donations to House of Praise in memory of Charles E Jones PO Box 142 Bowling Green, 33834.
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