PEKIN, Ill. —
Carl Lee Jones, 82, departed this life at 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Pekin Manor Nursing Home in Pekin, Ill. His family surrounded him with love and thought.
Visitation and funeral was held at the Davenport First Church of the Nazarene, 1010 North Clark Street, Davenport, Iowa. Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Davenport First Church of the Nazarene. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.
Carl Lee Jones was born the son of Guy Fielden Jones and Bessie Marie (Sage) Jones on Feb. 2, 1930 in Mystic. He married Sharlene June (Ruby) Jones at the Numa Christian Church in Numa on Oct. 23, 1949. Sharlene preceded him in death on March 22, 1994, at the Memorial Medical Cancer Center in Las Cruces, N.M. He married Doris Eileen (Morello) Jones at the Davenport First Church of the Nazarene on Oct. 14, 1995. Doris preceded him in death on May 9, 2012, at Davenport Good Samaritan Center.
Carl was employed at the ALCOA Davenport Works from 1949 to 1988. He began his career as an hourly employee, was promoted to shift foreman and retired as technical supervisor of cold rolling. In 1984, Carl was awarded the first Arthur Vining Davis Award for Technical Excellence given by the ALCOA Company.
His employment prior to ALCOA was working at J.I. Case; laying railroad track as a gandy dancer and driving Numa School District’s school bus.
Carl was a member of Valley General Baptist Church from 1959 to 1987, when he became a member of the Davenport First Church of the Nazarene. He was also a member of the Alcoa Retirees Club.
Carl’s volunteer contributions were adult Sunday School teacher; Nazarene Board member; moderator, Sunday School superintendent and Trustee of Valley General Baptist Church; Camp Joy’s Board member and treasurer; Panorama Park Councilman; coach and umpire of Pleasant Valley Little League Association and Boy Scout’s Scoutmaster.
Carl Jones loved God and his family with zeal and determination. At church, he was known as the man who said, “AAAAAAAAmen.” When the family gathered together, he was famous for saying, “This is NIIIIIIIICE.” His faith, influence and steadfastness will be lifetime memories for those who loved and knew him.
Carl’s descendants who continue his legacy of faith and love consist of his three children and their spouses, Guy William and Linda “Lynn” Lea (Elliott) Jones, Larry Lee and Bethany Ann (Hatfield) Jones and Linda Sharlene Jones; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Aaron “Dusty” Anthony and Jaime Ruth (Johnson) Jones, Ethan Eliot and Casey Ann Krueger Jones, Summer Ann Jones, Angel Marie Jones, Jennifer Lind (Jones) and Christopher Cade Corley, Grace Renee (Jones) and Ryan David Fico, Jessica Lea (Tippen) and Corey Jasper Wolfe, Rachel Marie (Tippen) and Scott Anthony Lamberson; three step-grandchildren and their spouses, Stacy Joan (Veitengruber) and Donald Paul Shewmake, Lynette Marjory Veitengruber and Deanna Susan Veitengruber; 13 great-grandchildren, Tristan Cody Jones, Jacob William Jones, Katie Cassandra Jones, Eliot McKenna Jones, Britton Grace Jones, Brooklyn Faith Jones, Jack William Jones, Lila Addison Jones, Ryan Elizabeth Jones, Grayson Lee David Fico, Ethan Curtis Wolfe, Hunter Seth Lamberson and Macie Jolynn Lamberson; and one step great-grandchild, Harper William Shewmake.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Fielden Jones and Bessie Marie (Sage) Jones; stepdad, Tony P. Grenko; stepbrother, Earl W. Grenko; sister, Ethel Marie (Jones) Lira; half-sister, Janice Kay Grenko; and nephew, Ronnie Lee Lira. Carl also has many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews who have a great deal of respect for him and will mourn his passing.
Condolences may be made to Carl’s family by at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.