Charles B. Jones |
Aug. 26, 1944 - Aug. 15, 2014
Resident of Union City
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Charles was born in Waterloo, IA, son of Alvie and Helen Kephart Jones on Aug. 26, 1944 and passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2014 at the age of 69 after succumbing to a culmination of challenges that were brought on by the diagnosis and removal of a brain tumor almost 20 years ago.
Charles was a passionate, driven man who worked hard to provide for his family and strived to improve his community and surroundings. He had an amazing strength and determination that seemed undeterred by the many obstacles he faced in his life. He was well loved by his family and friends and well respected by his peers.
Charles and his family spent almost thirty years in Union City, CA.
Upon moving from Union City, Charles and his wife of fifty years, Toby, moved back to their hometown of Waterloo, Iowa where they spent ten years. In 2010 they moved to Mesa, AZ where they spent the last four years of his life.
Charles is preceded in death by his mother, father and three brothers.
Charles is survived by his wife Toby, his children John Jones and Carrie Beardsley, their significant others, Mary Kessler and Todd Beardsley, his grandkids, Chase, Gavin and Kylie Beardsley, Mary's son Daniel Sutherland and Charles Sisters, Grayce Holmes and Patricia Jones and his Brother Richard Kephart as well as his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Charles will be remembered and celebrated at a small service at the Mariposa Gardens Cemetery in Mesa, AZ on Sat., Aug. 23rd at 9:00am and will also have a plaque at his final resting place at the Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Hayward, CA.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Aug. 22, 2014