Charles Reece Jones

May 23, 1946 - March 3, 2015
Charles Reece Jones


Charles R. Jones passed away March 3, 2015, surrounded by his unwavering wife and loving family in Wilmington, NC.

He was born on May 23, 1946 to John P. and Catherine Wirsing Jones. Charles attended Kenmore East in Tonawanda, NY and entered the United States Marine Corp. in October, 1965. He was in the second battalion, 3rd Marines division, serving as a Sergeant through two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged October 1969. He belonged to the Boilermakers local 7 for over 30 years and after his retirement successfully ran CJ Consulting Services, managing the construction of cogeneration power plants in the United States and Canada.

Charles is survived by the wife he adored for over 38 years, Cindy; his children whom he thrived on – Shelly (Tom) Rider, Nanci (Jan) Janssen, Lori Fitch, Jonric C. Jones, Cristin (Michael Nolan) Jones, Lisa Pelletier, and five beloved grandchildren. Also survived by his sister-in-law Rosanne (Thomas Jones), brothers John Jones, Lawrence (Katherine) Jones, and sister Nancy (Joseph) Caliano. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Jones and his parents.

Service to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St. Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Charles R. Jones to the Duke Cancer Institute to support cancer research. Checks may be written to the Duke Cancer Institute and contribution may be mailed to the following address: Duke Cancer Institute Office of Development 710 W. Main St., Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701. Donations may also be made online at gifts.duke.edu/dci

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  • March 08, 2015
    Cindy Jones says:
    Hi Baby.... I miss you so much already and cannot imagine living without you but I will try, for our children. I'm not at all surprised that I miss you so much considering I have loved you since the day we met 38 years ago and I will continue to love you forever and always. I hope I did right by you and your passing was as pain free as possible and that you found Mom and Dad immediately and other loved ones. I hope you felt all the love and pride from everyone at your service yesterday. I had Billy Cole do the Eulogy for the service and what a wonderful job he did. It helped comfort all of us. Our children all had messages for you. Joanne and Peggy and the kids wrote many wonderful things and helped me provide the best tribute ever. I know the Marine Corp honors bestowed upon you, bugle playing taps, live gun salute and the folding/presentation of the flag to me was heart wrenching and the tears were nonstop throughout the day. Everyone that knew you loved you but none as much as me. You were and always will be the love of my life and my soul-mate. I could have never asked for a better husband Your wife, Me!!!!

  • March 07, 2015
    Kim Rodgers says:
    Love you all.

  • March 07, 2015
    Bernie and Dotti Loughran says:
    Lots of thoughts and prayers for your family Nanci...

  • March 07, 2015
    Audrey, Cooper and Reece Ford says:
    thinking about you guys today. Wish we could be there to give our sympathies.

  • March 04, 2015
    Beth New says:
    Cindy, my heart goes out to you in your time of loss. When I think back to our days at Prudential I was always so taken with the devotion the two of you showed towards each other. I hope the memories you will keep close to your heart in the days to come will help in some small way ease the pain you are feeling right now. Please let Joe and I know if there is anything at all we can do for you and your family in this difficult time. God keep you all, Beth