Craig Jones
1973 - 2020
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Jones, Craig Fruitport Mr. Harold Craig Jones, age 47, passed away at his home on Friday, March 6, 2020 following a 2 year fight against brain cancer. Craig was born in Grand Haven, Michigan on February 7, 1973 to Harold F. and Dawn (Bishop) Jones. He graduated from Fruitport High School, class of 1992 and was a veteran of the Untied Stated Army. On September 18, 1999, Craig married his high school sweetheart, Brandy Karchinkski. Craig was employed by Axis Automation as a Controls Engineer prior to his medical retirement. He was an avid hunter, passionate outdoorsman, and well respected throughout the hunting community. Craig was an active member of Pheasants Forever, Ruffed Grouse Society, and was a NAVHDA judge and President of the local NAVHDA chapter (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association). Craig lived each day doing the things he loved and spending time with the people that made him happy. He loved his family, his dogs, and mentoring other fellow NAVHDA members. Craig was diagnosed with brain cancer in January of 2018 and was only given 14 months to live. He fought with everything he had and nearly doubled the amount of time the doctors gave him. He underwent four brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Throughout everything he endured, he kept living passionately doing the things he loved, and keeping his sense of humor. He is survived by his loving wife, Brandy; two children Dusty and Zane; mother and step-father, Dawn and Tom Wood; step-mother, Carol Jones; parents-in-law, Joseph and Margo Karchinski; and many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold F. Jones. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (3252 Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442) with Fr. Douglas Braun presiding. VISITATION will be from 5-8 PM Friday at The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444 and one hour prior to his service at church on Saturday. BURIAL will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. MEMORIALS in Craig's honor may be directed to NAVHDA (PO Box 520, Arlington Heights, IL 60006). You may sign his online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com



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Published in Muskegon Chronicle from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2020.
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March 28, 2020
Please accept our belated condolences on Craig's passing away. I knew Craig as a novice (senior) dog handler with NAVHDA over the past couple years. Craig was always helpful and very patient in helping me learn to train my dog. I remember him being as happy as the dogs' owners as he shared their successes with them. He was always 'up' and happy -- I truly don't remember him ever being cross or unhappy at the training meetings. Although I was not close to Craig or part of his inner circle of friends (my loss and my fault), I will miss him through our coming training season.
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March 13, 2020
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