Myrton N. Jones
November 28, 1921 – March 28, 2018
Jones, Myrton Norris (96) of Grand Blanc, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home on March 28, 2018. Myrt was preceded in death by his parents Paul S. and Charlotte Jones. He had one brother, Albert W. Jones, and his wife Ruth, both deceased. Myrt was born in Columbus, Indiana on November 28, 1921. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1939 and Purdue University in 1948 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served as First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery of the Army during WWII. He retired from AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors (Flint, MI) in 1985 as the section supervisor of computer modeling analysis. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Flint, he served as a volunteer computer systems administrator and electronic and audio systems technician. He also was a volunteer at Comcast Community Access Channel 17 for a number of years. Membership in organizations include Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, The Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Elks, Schussmiesters’ Ski Club and the Tyrolean Ski Adventures Club. Myrt enjoyed video and audio recording, tinkering in his workshop, scuba diving, archery, woodcarving, studying the piano and Alpine ski racing (having won a national gold medal at age 87). A lifelong learner, he was always working on a project. Surviving are his wife of almost 69 years, Mary Alice (Armstrong); his four children: Bruce A. Jones, M.D. (Michelle Pierron, M.D.) of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, Mark D. Jones, Major U.S. Air Force retired (Esther) of Arizona, Pamela Weston (Donald Weston, M.D.) of Grandville, MI, and Gregory S. Jones (Joanne) of Colorado; 10 grandchildren: Katie (Jason) Boyd, Allison (Heather) Jones, Gregory (Julie) Jones, David (Dalia) Jones, Max Weston, Robyn Weston, Andrew Jones, Robert Jones, William Jones, and Matthew Jones. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 Saginaw St., Flint. Rev. Dr. Joseph Novak and Rev. Paul Ytterock officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, checks may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund; in the memo line please write “In memory of Myrton Jones.”
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John Brent Sohn
April 24, 2018
Myrt was very special to me in many ways. He was my 2nd cousin and grew up close to my father in Columbus Indiana; the town I have lived most of my life. Myrt' s mind was so clear he could tell me stories about his childhood that included my father and my grandfather, that died before I was born. Myrt loved the outdoors and he told me of his time outdoors. Many times my grandfather and Myrt' s father would go hunting or fishing on the Flatrock river, behind my grandfather's house. Since Myrt was the oldest grandchild from all my great uncles and great Aunt, he had done many activities
before my Dad. It ment so much to me that he would talk to me for hours about things in the past. I love history and the natagic past and Myrt always shared his heart with me.
I called Myrt the day my Dad died last Sept. 10 and said my strong connection to the past died today. Myrt told me, you still have me to talk too.
What a comfort he was during my time of brevment.
I am very sad now knowing my very special cousin Myrt is gone. He will be missed, and I know at his 96th year of life was ready to go.
March 30, 2018
Very sorry for your loss.
Myrt, for many years, would purchase audio and video equipment from
the place that I work, for his church and TV station.
Out of business equipment deals, we formed a good working friendship.
I skied and enjoyed many stories about his skiing adventures.
He would enjoy mine also.
We used to ski some of the same places out west.
A few summers ago he and Mary Alice came to Madison Wi. to visit Full Compass Systems.
It was great to meet the man. One of a kind.
He will be missed.
He is in Gods hands now.