David C. Jones of Otsego, MI, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 5, 2011. David was born June 16, 1966 in Allegan, the son of Arnold and Marian (Porter) Jones. He was our beloved son, brother, father, uncle and grandfather.
Surviving are his daughters, Dominique Jones of Grand Junction, Dannielle and Jarom Snowden of Lawton, Desirea Jones of Grand Junction; his mother, Marian Jones of Otsego; 9 grandchildren, Kylee, Renae, Kadence, Tommy II, Chase, Tyler, Madeline, Kendra and Wesley; siblings, Vicki (Mark) Hofacker, Bob (Terri) Jones, Robin (Ken) Davis, Arnold (Nora) Jones, Bruce (Ruthann) Jones, and Diane (Danny) Connor; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Jones; his grandparents; and a nephew Brian Jones.
Friends may meet David’s family from 1 to 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Pastor Troy Gentz officiating.
David’s life changed when he was 12 years old. He had a swimming accident that left him handicapped. He did things that no one else in his condition would have tried, like bowling and golfing, because he fell quite frequently. David loved his family; he loved Medena (Mom’s cat); he was a great listener and never passed judgment on anyone; and he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.
David had a great sense of humor, hint of sarcasm and could make you smile. David was very artistic; he loved making cards, paintings and jewelry, and loved music. He was into ALL kinds of sports. He absolutely LOVED the Red Wings!!! He loved bowling, golfing and playing pool; he helped coach softball for many years. He was a trivia buff on many different subjects and loved playing games. He recently learned to play a dice game called Farkel and Farkeled quite regularly, taking chances rolling the dice to beat his opponents. He was very competitive and would try his hardest to come up with a winning score. He enjoyed playing Wii frisbie golf and tennis with Cindy until he won. Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune were among his favorites too – he shouted out the answers before they were given. He could do crossword puzzles like no other – actually finish them – we are talking the New York Times puzzles!
He loved to travel . . . One of David’s most treasured times was when he went to Jamaica with Joshua and Keone. He went white water rafting in West Virginia and had the ride of his life there.
One of the projects he was working on, he didn’t get it finished, was a canvas board painted sky blue with clouds and this saying to go on it: Forgiveness allows me to Remember & Acknowledge my offense without poisoning my present or contaminating my Future. You’ll be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family for funeral expenses. Condolences may be left for the family at www.WinkelFuneralHome.comPrint Obituary & Condolences