In Memory

Richard Charles Jones

Richard Charles Jones

Richard Charles "Dick" Jones 

Richard passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Heartland Health Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was a native and life-long resident of Battle Creek. He played baseball and football during his high school years. He was an outdoorsman who loved nature and was its careful steward. Dick was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. As an artist for his own enjoyment his primary subject was nature. Above all things, Dick held his family most dearly to his heart. Survivors included his siblings, Tom (Glynda) Jones and Janine (Michael) Cook; nephews, Brian (Yukari) Jones, Kevin (Cheryl) Jones, and Nathan (Heather) Cook; niece, Kirby Cook; great nieces, Sydney Jones, Shelby Jones, and Emmeline Cook; and his beloved cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Irus Jones.

Information from Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, Michigan online on March 12, 2019

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04/16/19 04:50 PM #1    

Jeff Brackett

RIP Dick Jones.  Football teammate.  Great guy!

04/18/19 12:51 AM #2    

Frederick M. Gibby

A great guy going back to NWJH days. Always quick to smile. Agenuinely "good" guy. RIP.

Fred Gibby

05/01/19 09:14 PM #3    

Terry Smith

Bob was one of the nicees I new. RIS Bob!! from a brother on the Suicide Squad (Football) .  Terry Smith

05/02/19 01:31 PM #4    

Michael Doyle

Every year in the fall at BCCHS, Dick and I became closer friends. We played a crucial role in the success of the Bearcat football team. We were on the first string team of the Suicide Squad. That meant Coach Finn relied on our team to do our best to stop the first string offense team. Our Suicide Squad wasn't the best of the defensive players; we were the most expendable! Dick and I and the rest of the Suicide Squad didn't see all that much action on game night, but if we did a good job during practice, it would mean our starters were probably going to be successful and BCCHS would come home with another WIN.

I remember having so much fun being a teammate with Dick. He was always smiling and having a good time. None of the Suicide Squad was all that big or fast, but Dick had guts and grit. He would sacrifice himself for the good of the team. Suicide Squad teammates had a special appreciation of each other. Then on game nights, we did our best to cheer on the starters knowing that we did our best during the practice week to prepare our team for victory. There were many ways to support our Bearcat team. 

Dick, I'm real glad we were teammates at BCCHS.  RIP.

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