Charles "Chuck" Wesley Jones
July 14, 1934 – August 10, 2019
Charles (Chuck) W. Jones was born July 14, 1934 in Katawa, Kentucky, the oldest of four children to Archie and Louise (Winters) Jones. He passed away of natural causes surrounded by his wife and family August 10, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chuck married Dixie Thomson on December 31, 1954. Together they had four children: Mike Jones (Beth) of Tucson, AZ, Eddie Jones (Charlene) of Palmer Lake, Terri Thompson Jones of Palmer Lake, and Deanne Ladefoged (Mark) of Black Forest. Chuck’s sister Myra resides in Colorado Springs; his brothers Jim and Bill precede him in death. Chuck also had ten grandchildren: Becky and Christina Jones; Roger, Travis, Shawna and Kelly Jones; Matt and Shawn Thompson; and Steven and Erin Ladefoged. Chuck had nine great-grandchildren; and a niece, Shannon Mercurio, and two nephews, Mike (deceased) Thomson and Mark Thomson. Chuck graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1952 and became a police officer in 1957, serving on the Colorado Springs Police Department for twenty-eight years and retiring in 1985 at the rank of sergeant. He served under the direction of five police chiefs beginning with Chief Dad Bruce and ending with acting Chief Neil Stratton. Chuck genuinely enjoyed his career as a police officer and was proud to be one of the first three officers assigned to the motorcycle patrol unit, patrolling while riding a three-wheeled Harley Davidson. He was instrumental in planning and providing protective operations detail motorcades for U.S. presidents, vice presidents, foreign dignitaries, and other heads of state that traveled to Colorado Springs. Chuck was in charge of traffic detail for Colorado Springs special events. Furthermore, Chuck was part of the committee to write the first DUI officer training manual used by the state of Colorado and was requested to present the manual to the Northwest Traffic Institute in Chicago, IL. He implemented the first DUI enforcement unit and was also instrumental in the creation of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers in Colorado Springs. After retiring from the police department, Chuck started his company Centurion Construction and built custom homes. Always civic-minded, he served two terms from 1994 to 1998 as mayor of Palmer Lake and also served many years as a member of the town council. The passion Chuck had for Palmer Lake propelled him to work hard, knowing Palmer Lake would grow and need a more advanced infrastructure. While mayor, the dam for the reservoir was fixed, which allowed the reservoir valve to be opened for the first time in years. In addition, another water tank was added near the town shop, and water lines were replaced. Chuck’s family was his priority in life. He adored his wife, loved his children, and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chuck enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, working in his yard and everything sports. He was a member of Soil Savers, a lifetime member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association, and an honorary member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. A service will be held Tuesday, August 20 at 11:00 am at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. Those wishing to honor Chuck may donate to the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (http://csppa.org)
- Memorial Service Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Charles "Chuck" Wesley Jones
Mark & Mary Thomson
August 17, 2019
I still remember the day "Uncle Chuck" came pulling up in front of Mom's and Dads house I was about 12 or 13. In his police car. I was outside with friends. I told them "that's my uncle the cop". It wasn't a social call, but to tell us that Dad was in the hospital because of a bad accident. He didn't want us to find out about it from anyone else but him. Then he followed us to the hospital. Dixie and Chuck we're always there for us when Dad got so sick. Dad couldn't of gotten the house remodeled with out Chuck and Dixie. Coming down twice a week.
Thank you and love you, Mark and Mary Thomson
August 15, 2019
I first met Chuck at Woodmoor Hardware, many years ago. He always had time to talk and was great person. I last talk to him about a year ago at Costco. He had not change a bit. My condolences to the family.