Charles Bruce Jones, 86, of Marble Falls, died at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Tuesday, July 2 (2019). Funeral is 1 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at Coffman Funeral Home in Jasper with Chaplain Kerry Liggett officiating. Burial will follow at Jasper Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 12 p.m.
The son of the late Bruton and Maggie (Oliver) Jones was born Feb. 21, 1933 at Jasper. He was a resident of Newton County most of his life. In 1953, Bruce enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean War. He worked as heavy equipment operator and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Jones, Geneva Hunter and Minnie Shaddox.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy Ann Jones; three sons, James Bruce “Jimmy” Jones, Patrick Lee Jones and Charles Brent Jones, all of Harrison; two daughters, Tana Charmaine Long, of Overland Park, Kansas and Lena Ann Jones, of Jasper; a sister, Carolyn Sue Bailey, of Jasper; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Justin Jones, Dr. Heath Jones, Jakob Jones, Bannon Jones, Guy Shaddoxx, Jr., and Michael Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers are George Bailey, Buckie Thomas and his special caregiver, Tony Atkinson.