Charles “Charlie” Henry Jones, 70, of Lewistown, Montana died Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
Visitation and viewing will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 6:00 p.m. at the Creel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at Central Baptist Church, Monday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Central Montana Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations can be made to a local charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Charlie’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com
Charlie was born Dec. 6, 1952 in Wakefield to Clifford D. and Joyce Jones. He grew up on several small farms, loving to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Jones.
He finished high school in Norfolk, graduating in 1971. He then attended Northeast Nebraska Technical College where he earned his certificate of accounting (this was a one year degree where they took pretty much all accounting classes). While completing his Associate'a degree, Charlie went to work for Hayes Pepsi Cola Bottling Company as their bookkeeper for a few years until his allergies got the best of him and he decided to move to Colorado, near his uncle Gerald Rath. Charlie worked for a while trying to sell trailer houses and then went to work for Johnson’s Corner (a truck stop) as bookkeeper.
The cost of living got too high and wanting to escape the allergies that followed him, he decided to move to Montana where he had friends in Lewistown. In Lewistown, he worked for Bass Auction, Williams Bros. Construction, and the City of Lewistown until his retirement.
In 1983, Charlie was set up to attend the concert at the Central Montana Fair on a blind date. On Oct. 20, 1984 Charlie married Darla Owens in Lewistown, Montana. They enjoyed the outdoors, spending any spare time hunting, fishing, camping, and taking pictures of it all. In 1987, Adam joined the family, learning the love of outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Darla (Owens) Jones; son, Adam Jones; brothers, Martin, Marlin, and Tom; and sister, Laura.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Joyce; and in-laws, Evan and Zada Owens.