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Thomas “Bumpa” William Jones, age 73, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Tom was very much a family man that put his family first. He was loved by all who met him and was always there and willing to lend a helping hand. Tom loved spending time in the great outdoors with his family, which included camping, fishing and hunting. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He will be lovingly missed by all.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Meldon and Ruth Jones; sister, Clarice; brothers, Jack, and Bob.

He will be dearly missed and remembered by the love of his life, Darlene Jones; Brother, Lou (Marga) Jones; Children, Margie (Scot) Shippy, Kim (Tim) Hill, Tommy, and Marlene (Keith) Lee; Grandchildren, Scot Thomas (Lindsay), Brittanie (Ryan), Aalayna (Pelon) and Jasslyn. Great grandchildren, Scotie Jr, Sophia, Freya, Alyvia, and Embry; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with full military honors will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Davis Memorial Church of God, 111 Griggs St. S.E., Grand Rapids, with a luncheon to follow the service. 

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 

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  1. Skip & Sue Hawkins on February 9, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Cousin Tom & I have had many great memories. Tom was a loving kind person.
    Sorry we cannot attend the service.
    We are in Florida.



  2. Ketta Wert on February 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    You were loved by many here on earth and you will be loved in heaven. You are missed already even though you just went away.
    Rest in Paradise Uncle Tom Dad.
    Love you with all my heart.



  3. Cliff Harris on February 11, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I remember Tom the most for his awesome sense of humor. The world lost a wonderful source of laughter and it will be sorely missed.



  4. Chad Jones on February 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Knowing that you’re now in a better place, makes your absence from this plain of existence a little easier to digest. Regardless, you’ll be missed Uncle Tom. We love you!



  5. Kim Hill on February 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Dad. I miss tou tremendously. But knowing you are at peace is very helpful. I will carry on your sense of humor with honor. I am proud to say you are my dad. And the best dad ever! I am thankful for all the memories l have to cherish. I love you dad!



  6. Darlene Jones on February 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Hon, I miss you more than words can ever express. I will always carry you in my heart & love you through eternity. I will cherish all the memories we’ve made in our 56 years together,
    happily married 54 of those years. Lovingly Dee



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