Charles Jones of Brownwood passed away on January 22 at Oakridge Manor Nursing Home in Brownwood, Texas. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and will be sorely missed by his family.
Charles Wilborn Jones was born December 14, 1919, in Lampasas County, Texas, one of the 12 children born to Fannie Tatum Jones and Hugh Justice Jones. He grew up rather wild and free in an adventurous boy’s paradise along the Colorado River, and as a young man worked on several of the ranches in San Saba county in the Bend and Colony area. He married Mildred Virginia Means on February 15, 1942, just before he was to leave for military duty during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army in the Second Infantry Division, which was to assist with the D-Day invasion of France in 1942, continuing across Europe in to Belgium, where the 2nd Division played a major role in the Battle of the Bulge, invasion of Germany and liberating Czechoslovakia. After the war, he and Mildred lived in San Antonio, TX, where he worked for the U.S. Postal service, until an injury forced his retirement in 1960. He moved to Mills County, where he lived for many years before moving to Brownwood in 1986.
Charles was a man of many interests, who loved to fish, tinker on old cars, listen to country music, work in his yard and garden with Mildred, and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mildred Jones; his son, Ted, Jones of Brownwood; daughter, Terri Shawn Loudermilk and son-in-law Mike of Early; four grandaughters, Marilee Jones of Temple, Katie Loudermilk of Early, Kimberly Myatt of Temple, TX., Julia Loudermilk of San Antonio; and great-grandson, Alex Myatt of Temple. His surviving siblings are Lillian Thorpe of Lampasas, Jean Ratliff and husband Bob of Austin, Letha Wright and husband Neal of Killeen, Pheenie Judkins of San Saba, Cleo Gossett of San Antonio, James Jones and wife Jackie of Central Point, Oregon and Hugh (Buck) Jones and wife Myrt of Sparks, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Aaron, Shuel and Nile Jones, and his sister, Fannie Bee Ratliff.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Colony Cemetery with Rev. Celia Kitchens officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Colony Cemetery, Warren Spivey, 1777 CR 1750, Lometa, TX 76853