David C. Jones

David C. Jones

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.com

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  1. Ruthann says:

    David was a very intelligent and kind hearted. He will be missed.

  2. Cindy Forrest says:

    I miss you. I still can’t believe you are gone. Im going to miss our wii frisbe golf and tennis games even though I beat you!!! I just have to remember that some day I will see you again, and what a day that will be.
    Love Ya

  3. Desie says:

    R.I.P Dad
    I love you and i miss you so much!

  4. Laura Mitchell says:

    Bruce, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. I always thought alot of David and I know that he will be greatly missed. Remember the good times and laugh, that is what he’d want. God Bless.

  5. Steve Jones says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  6. Keone Bareng says:

    You will be missed! Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. R.I.P Dave

  7. L.B. says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven. The Bible however holds out a much different hope. The Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Jesus said: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” (John 5:28, 29) Please feel free to email any questions regarding this message. readthebibledaily50@yahoo.com I hope it brings comfort to you.

  8. Angela Buis says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of David . Had some good times at Pine Grove ! We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers …”Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was…”

  9. Marie Lallinger says:

    To all of David’s family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. I hadn’t seen him in a very long time, but have many memories. What a lovely obituary. Great job. He will be missed. Praying for all of you.

  10. CP says:

    My condolence to the family. May you find comfort and encouragement in reading what is recorded in the Bible at Isa. 25:8 and 33:24

  11. Desie says:

    I love you and miss you.

  12. lisa campbell jones says:

    dearest dave, I will always remember you and cherish the times we had back in the 80;s I have searched for years to find my lost love, but then I was just a teen and you and your girlfriend got back together because she was pregnant. I see you seemed to give life your all and many children. you were one special guy who I will never forget and always in my heart. my name was not jones when u knew me, it was campbell. you let me stay with you when times at home were rough and we’d meet in town at the market before it was something else, we had some awesome times and I told you then you could do anything you set your mind too. although the diving accident hindered you some, you never let it take over your life. its’ been forever since i last saw you, you were just 19. love to your family and children you had one great father. he will be so sadly missed. I still Love You David!!!

  13. Gregory S. LaMarseillaise says:

    I am sorry i found out late, i remember David in high school, and he was my friend too. God Bless You and your family.

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