For the Kokomo Tribune
James “Jim” C. Jones, 75, Walton, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Thursday Dec. 6, 2012, at his home in Walton.
He was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Central City, Ky., the son of Benjamin and Myrtle Louise (Tarrance) Jones.
He married Cheryl L. (Tharp) Jones Jan. 8, 1966, in Kewanna.
He worked 20 years for Erny’s Fertilizer in Walton and then worked for Jet Transport as a truck driver.
He was a member of American Legion Post #418, and the MOPAR Club. His hobbies included classic cars and going to car shows. He loved NASCAR, fishing, camping, watching his grandkids play ball. He enjoyed his children and loved the military.
He served in the Air Force for 10 years from 1955 to 1965, with duties in 19 foreign countries.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Guardian Angel Hospice.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Jones, Walton; a son, Nick J. (Marcia) Jones, Griffin; daughter, Melissa D. Waterbury, Chandler; son, Bryan M. Jones, Walton; son, Jason and Cristina, Walton; grandchildren, Jeremy, Kevin, Alisha, Larry Jr., James, Ronald, Keith Jr., Glen, Halie, Kenzie, Gracie and Lillie; and his granddog, Cinnamon; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Morris Jones, Evansville, Gerald Jones, Evansville, and Michael Jones, Evanville; sisters, Sue Payton, Evansville, and Dana Jones, Evansville; mother-in-law, Gertrude P. Birnell, Walton; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Doris Jean Jones; two sons, James Jr. and Scotty; daughter, Kimberly; brother, Donald Jones; and two sisters, Jonell Koonce and Hilda Reisz.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston. Chaplin Ken Rushing of Guardian Angel Hospice will officiate. Burial will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.