Barton L. Jones

Barton Lewis Jones, a very hard worker and a proper gentleman, died November 9, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born April 15, 1931, in Sidney, MI to Lewis and Karen (Peterson) Jones. He enlisted in the Air Force and served his country with pride. While on furlough, he met his future wife, Joanne Wood, and they married in 1950. No stranger to hard work, Bart worked 2 jobs most of his adult life, both farming at home and at Oldsmobile on the midnight shift. As a perfectionist, Bart loved to keep his farm equipment very clean and up to date. He also took pride in his Indian motorcycle, and Harley Sportster. Travelling was something he loved too, making trips to many destinations in their motorhome including mushrooming in Northern Michigan.
Barton is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joanne; sons, Steve (Cheryl) Jones, Mike (Ann) Jones, and Larry (Cindy) Jones; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Collene; brother, Wayne; as well as his parents.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Bart’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his tribute page at Visitation is Friday, November 12, 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services are Saturday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Barton’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Memorial contributions are suggested to Eaton Community Palliative Care. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.