Jones, Donald G., Chesaning, Michigan

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Covenant-Cooper at the age of 48 years. Donald was born May 14, 1963, in Bay City, MI. He served in the U.S. Army for 12 years. He loved sports especially the Detroit Lions. He is survived by his wife, Melinda (Gerow) Jones; children, Eva Laraine Jones, Stephanie Renee Stevens, Donald Thomas Jones; grandchildren, James “Junior” Harris, Kaylee Lynn Marie Stevens, and Joshua David Harris; parents, Laraine (Lambert) and Thomas Foy; sisters, Bethany (Jack) Wallace, Patricia (Todd) Van Norden, Linda (Roy) Glazier; parents-in-law, Eva and Earl Gerow; close friends Steve and Amy Hoffman; and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Donald and Beatrice Lambert and Ray and Madge Foy. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at W. L. Case & Company in Merrill. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place Wednesday in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.