James Richard "Jim" Jones, age 77, of Ovid, MI, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Oliver Woods Retirement Village, Owosso, MI.
As per Jim's wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time.
James was born in Owosso, MI on August 8, 1944, the son of Richard and Marie (Moore) Jones. He leaves a son and daughter in law James II and Heather Jones and daughter Jamie Jones; grandchildren: Ashley Smith (Trent) and Madison Roof (Jeffery Mulder); great grandchildren: Ainsley Smith and JJ Mulder. James also leaves his siblings Ruth Coffman and Retha Bancroft, former spouse, Connie Jones and nephew, Jeff Cannon. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Marie Jones, brothers, Dan Jones and Jerry Jones and sisters, Diana Crandall and Rita Cannon.
James was an Army Veteran and retired from a long career in the automotive industry. He enjoyed his retirement working on his land, hunting, gardening, raising cows and cooking/baking. His very large garden of squash, pumpkins and tomatoes are going to be missed by the community members he so generously provided for. It’s that generous and giving nature and hard-working passion that is going to be most missed.
Online condolences may be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes in Elsie, Michigan.