Charles Jones, 90, of Kirksville passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
He was the son of Forrest and Edith (Schillie) Jones, born March 24, 1932 in Adair County, Missouri. On December 30, 1955, in Kirksville he was united in marriage to Onie May Conlon who preceded him in death in 2007. He was also preceded in death by his second wife Helen (Rogers) Jones; sister, Evelyn Eitel; brother-in-law, Jimmie Eitel; brother-in-law, Donald Swisher and niece, Michelle (Jones) Carrier.
Charles is survived by five children, Forrest Jones and wife Joy, Carol Jones, Roger Jones and wife Jackie, Cathy Campbell and Betty Jones; five grandchildren, Kirby Smith, Lauren Klosterboer and husband Jared, Karen Watkins and husband Dereke, Jacob Jones, Faith Tanner and husband Jacob; five great grandchildren, Devin, Dean, Vincent, Charlie, and Addilyn; one brother, Donald Jones and wife Rita Lou; one sister, Lucille Swisher; and several nieces and nephews.
Charles grew up in Adair county where he farmed, worked in construction and later started Charles Jones Construction. He also served in the army briefly during the Korean War.
His interests included tending his vegetable garden, wood working, playing cards with family, attending the grandchildren’s sporting and school activities and following the St. Louis Cardinals closely. Summer nights were filled with the voices of Jack Buck and Mike Shannon announcing the Cardinals games over the radio while the family snapped green beans and ate melons from the garden.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022 with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Park View memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Ray Miller library or Baden Springs cemetery.
The family would like everyone to dress casually.
Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO.