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Charles E. Jones, Sr.

January 28, 1931 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 87)
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Jones, Charles E. Sr., 87, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of RD2, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord, July 6, 2018. Born January 28, 1931, Altoona, son of the late Howard G. and Ethel T. (Bennett-Kelly) Jones. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Stella L. (Berry); half-brother, Harold Jones; and half-sister, Naomi Dukeman. Survived by children, Charles E. Jones, Jr. and wife, Eleanor, Cresson; Mary Ann Jones and fiancé, Mark K. Umstead, Oil City; grandchildren, Angela Carnes and husband, Brad; Christopher Jones Sr. and wife, Dana; Lisa Heath and husband, Bobby; Charles Jones III and wife, Lacey; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Christopher Jr., Gavin, Brandon, Garrett, Cadence, Xavier, Selena, and Tyler; half-sisters, Margaret Lucas and Linda Wertman Berkey; half-brother, Rev. Richard Jones; and numerous other family members. Charles graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1949. He joined the US Army and was a Korean War Veteran. After his military service he was a metal fabricator, working for numerous places. Charles enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, gardening, and playing his Hawaiian guitar. He was a member of St. Rose Lima Church. Friends will be received Tuesday, July 10, at Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m., Fr. Matthew Reese, Celebrant. Committal Alto Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona. Military honors will be conducted by the Cresson & Loretto American Legions, Sankertown VFW, and other local veteran organizations. Arrangements handled by Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Condolences may be made at

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