Darwyn E. Jones

Funeral Services:

Darwyn Eldeen Jones, 76, of Charlotte, passed away on October 3, 2018 in Charlotte. He was born on August 31, 1942 to Eldeen and Norma (Bodell) Jones in Lansing. He graduated from Charlotte High School, followed by employment with GM for 32 years as a repairman. He was a Union Representative and was very honored to be an active contributor for his fellow workers rights.

Darwyn was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, and great friend to many. Farming was his life and he was a sportsman for life. He enjoyed fishing, and deer hunting in the U.P., raising beef cattle, and gardening with his green thumb. He was a 4H leader and a natural teacher for those who wanted to learn about the farming life. A snowbird in the winter, and active wherever they were, Darwyn and Judy were a fun couple to keep up with.

Darwyn is survived by his wife, Judy; sons, Tim (Heidi) Jones, Travis (Kelly) Jones; daughter, Tina (Tim) Burkholder; grandchildren, Ashtin (Allan Wardell) Truax, Tyler Burkholder, Casey Jones, Clayton Jones, Caroline Jones; great-grandchildren, Willow and Oakley Wardell; sisters, Beverly (Keith) Wells, Sharon King; Jean Klaiss, Jackie Robinson, Merideth Potter; honorary brother, Terry (Mary Ellen) Ward.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd E. Jones, in-laws, Jack King, Donald Klaiss, Linda and James Davis.

Friends are encouraged to support Darwyn’s family at the visitation on Sunday, October 7, from 2 to 5 p.m., and the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 8 at 11 a.m., at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Greg Rinehart officiating.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to MSU Pediatric Oncology Clinic.

Memories and condolences will be appreciated online on Darwyn’s tribute page at