Hornell-Charles “Charlie” Jones, JR, 81, of 7 Hakes Ave., Hornell, died Friday morning (December 12, 2014) at his home, following a brief illness.
A native of Piper, AL, he was born February 10, 1933 and was the son of Charles & Eva Jane (Coleman) Jones.
Charlie grew up in Piper, AL and was a graduate of Bibb County Training School in Centerville, AL (class of 1950). At the age of 17, he joined the US Air Force and served his country for about 10 years. While in the Air Force, Charlie was stationed in several places including Japan, Guam & Panama.
Living most of his adult life in Brooklyn, NY, Charlie was employed for about 30 years as a Union Representative for the AFLCIO, retiring in 1998 after 30 years of service. He has resided in Hornell for the past 10 years.
Charlie was a member of the Jehovah Witness Organization and a member of Kingdom Hall in Canisteo. He enjoyed watching sporting events and was a Chicago Bears Football Fan and an LA Lakers Basketball Fan.
He was married to the former Lillian Whitehall who died 15 years ago. Charlie was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Surviving are 4 brothers, James, Sylvester, Clayton & Curtis; 2 sisters, Gaynell & Alma; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.
At Charlie’s request there will be no prior calling hours. A private Memorial Service was held at Kingdom Hall.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
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