Charles R Jones

Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Death 23 Mar 2015 (aged 65)
Rockfield, Warren County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Rockfield, Warren County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 144260903 · View Source
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J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels & Crematory
Charles R. Jones
June 20, 1949 - March 23, 2015
Resided in Rockfield, KY
Charles R. Jones, 65, of Rockfield, KY, died March 23, 2015, in the comfort of his home surrounded by friends and family. He was born June 20, 1949, in Glasgow, KY, to Richard Godfrey Jones and Lou Edith Garmon Jones. He was raised in Burkesville, KY, and he attended Western Kentucky University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Secondary Education.

He was Western Kentucky University's Dairy Herdsman for eighteen years. He then pursued his own farming operation, raising purebred Beefmaster cattle and grain farming.
He was actively involved in Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) and Southeastern Beefmaster Breeders Association (SEBBA). He was past president of SEBBA and chaired multiple committees including the BBU Breed Improvement Committee. He was awarded BBU's highest honor, Breeder of the Year, in 1998. In 2013, he was inducted into the SEBBA Hall of Fame. He was an avid supporter of Junior Beefmaster Breeders (JBBA), where a scholarship fund has been established in his memory.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna Pickett Jones; daughters, Becca Jones Melloan (Brian) and Jenna Marie Jones (Tommy Haynes); his mother, Lou Edith Jones; a sister, Genette Burchett (Dale); two grandchildren, Garrett Melloan and Brock Collins; a niece, four nephews and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday March 28, 2015, at J.C. Kirby & Son, Lovers Lane Chapel, with Dr. Steve Ayers officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday March 27, 2015, and from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral service time at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be at Channarock Farm Cemetery in Rockfield.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be given to the Charlie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund for JBBA members, The Alzheimer's Association, or Hillview Heights Church.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements have been entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son, Lovers Lane Chapel.

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