Charles William Jones, 89, born July 24, 1922, died Feb. 2.
Born in Daylight, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Jean Fritter of McMinnville. He served in the Navy during both World War II and the Korean War, was a past President of the Stratford Men's Club, and a deacon responsible for church repairs at Riverside Drive Church of Christ. He retired from Englert Engineering Construction Company but continued to work in his lawncare business and garden into his early eighties. His family will always remember his example of independence and hard work, his unselfishness and delight in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by Grace Lynn Jones, his devoted wife of 69 years; his son, Mike Jones (Jackie) of Hendersonville; daughter, Dottie Sue Jones Willis (Wayne) of Louisville, Ky.; and brother, Wayne Jones (Mayjo) of McMinnville. He was a hero and role model for his five grandchildren, Damon Willis (Melissa), Justin Willis (Kerry), Todd Jones; Lauren Long (Chad); Carden Willis (Courtney); and leaves six great-grandchildren to cherish his memory including Charles Jackson Willis, Anna Gracelynn Willis, Wyatt Blake Willis, and Clark Howard Willis; Shelby Ann Long and Addison Marie Long. He was looking forward to the birth of his seventh, Hayden Chadwick Long.
A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home with Billy Akin officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com.
Hendersonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 3, 2012