Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
Charles Howard Jones
September 20, 1940 – January 10, 2020
Charles Howard Jones, born September 20, 1940, in Drop, Texas, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at the age of 79 in Tarrant County.
Charles was a true gentleman and a good, kind Christian man who loved life and God. In his younger years he served God and country in the Air Force Reserve during the Vietnam era, achieving the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1969.
Loved and respected by all, he also served in civilian life as a Prudential insurance advisor and owned a general agency, a job to which he dedicated 55 years of his life. He achieved many of Prudential’s top awards during his tenure and, in his honor, Prudential created The Charles H. Jones Premier Advisor Award that is awarded annually. He had a tremendous history with the Million Dollar Round Table, the global premier association of financial professionals, achieving membership for 47 years, earning Court of the Table recognition for 18 years and Top of the Table recognition for 7 years.
Charles was also associated with various organizations. He was past Chairman of the Business and Estate Council of Fort Worth, received the NSAA National Sales Achievement award in 1983, honored by National Society of Fund Raising Executives in 1995, past president of the American Society of CLU Fort Worth Chapter and past president of Fort Worth-North Rotary Club. His philanthropic endeavors included devoting more than 25 years as a board member of the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth and one year as Board president and he was presented with the Garcia-Lancarte Award in 2004. Also, he was a founding member of the Lena Pope Home Circle of Hope.
He lived life to the fullest. He loved ranching, snow skiing, scuba diving, traveling and had a black belt in martial arts. For over 50 years Charles was a member of the Fort Worth Club where he was captain of the volleyball team and a competitive racquetball player. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers. He also enjoyed being a season ticket holder watching his alma mater, the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, play football. He was generous with his tickets which he shared with family and friends. During his time at TCU he served as an officer of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was named to The B. M. & Frances Britain Society and The TCU Addison Randolph Clark Society. Charles is preceded into eternal life by his parents, Homer Howard Jones and Frances Jones of Justin, Texas.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Olivia of Southlake, son Bart Howard Jones and wife Rachel, three grandchildren, Abbey, Hannah and Rhett of Fort Worth, sister Melba Joyce Lowrance and husband Bill, niece Janna Carver and husband Kelly and nephew Chase of Southlake, sister-in-law Linda Waldrop and husband Larry of Dallas, brother-in-law Tommy DeLeon and wife Suzie of Plano, stepson Brett Sharp and wife Cristi of Paradise, step grandsons Landon Sharp and Garrett Sharp and wife Amber and their son Heston, of Paradise, stepson Bart Sharp and wife Cathy of Arlington and their daughters Marilyn and Cydney, and of course, his beloved dog, Anna.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to your favorite charity.
Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m., Sparkman/Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas, 214-363-5401.
Lifelong friend, Dr. David Blase, will be officiating.
Pallbearers: Bart H. Jones, Chase Carver, Brett Sharp, Bart Sharp, Garrett Sharp and Landon Sharp
- Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Interment Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Charles Howard Jones
January 15, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Charles as being such a kind man. May the Lord keep you close and give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers. Love you. Syl
January 12, 2020
Bart, so sorry to learn of the loss of Charles. I shared a dorm with him at Kilgore Junior College and enjoyed our time together at TCU. His devotion and professionalism beat his wonderful heart to the finish line. A wonderful friend ... Our thoughts, prayers are with you and all of the Charlie Jones' families.
Sincerely, Richard Greene