Charles E. Jones, Sr. Obituary

Charles E. Jones, Sr.
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January 26, 1928 – January 26, 2011

Millinocket - Charles E. Jones, Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at a Millinocket hospital. He was born January 26, 1928 in Millinocket, the son of Esther M. Jones, and was raised by his loving grandparents, George and Martha (Sleep) Jones. He was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1946. He served from 1946-48 in the U.S. Navy. In 1955 he married Gloria H. Wallace, and together they shared 55 years and raised three wonderful children. Jonesy worked as General Manager for O.S. Gonya for 35 years, from 1948 - 1983, and then worked for Dead River until 1993, when he retired. During his working years, he was the last owner of the family business, Jones' Dairy in Millinocket. Jonesy was a member of B.P.O.E #1528 in Millinocket for many years, and Donald V. Henry Post #80, American Legion, and was a past member of the credit committee of the Katahdin Federal Credit Union. In addition to his wife, Gloria H. (Wallace) Jones of Millinocket, two children, Martha Haven and her husband Dana of Millinocket, and Craig Jones and his wife Tanya of Medway; a daughter in law, Heidi Jones Gilmore and her husband Jack of Sherborne, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren who were the apples of his eyes, Seth, Elizabeth, Catherine, Danielle, Jonathan, John, and Will; a brother, A. Rodney Williams and his wife Carolyn of Biddeford; three brothers in law, Frank Wallace of East Millinocket, Ronald Wallace of Passadumkeag and Gerald Wallace of Meriden, Connecticut; a special cousin, George Jordan and friend Marjorie Bineau of Coopers Mills; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves special friends Paul C. Moir and Tom Hughes. In addition to his mother and grandparents, Jonesy was predeceased by a son, Charles E. "Chuck" Jones, Jr. on February 8, 1990. Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Sunday at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Monday, January 31 with Rev. Tim Bossie officiating. Gifts in memory of Jonesy may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St. Millinocket, ME 04462, or to Lungs for George, C/O David Oliver, 5 Middle St., Millinocket, ME 04462.

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