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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Darrell Ray Jonas

January 29, 1957January 28, 2020

DARRELL RAY JONAS TAYLORSVILLE – Darrell Ray Jonas, 62 of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2020. Born on January 29, 1957, he was the son of Carrie B Jonas and the late Bobby Ray Jonas. Darrell loved his family with everything in him. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors include his beloved mother, Carrie B. Jonas; children, Melanie Jones and husband Brian, Andrew Jonas, Matthew Jonas; grandchildren, Caleb Bentley, Hannah Lail, Hailey Lail, Brooke Jonas; his beloved K9s, Zeke, and Piggie (blue bullies); and everyone he worked with in the trucking industry and all his Harley friends. A Graveside will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1 PM at Catawba Memorial Park with Pastor Scott Hooks officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 -12:45 at Catawba Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Jonas Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

  • FAMILY

  • Carrie B. Jonas, Mother
  • Melanie Jonas (Brian), Daughter
  • Andrew Jonas, Son
  • Matthew Jonas, Son
  • Caleb Bently, Grandson
  • Hannah Lail, Granddaughter
  • Hailey Lail, Granddaughter
  • Brooke Jonas, Granddaughter
  • Beloved K(s, Zeke and Piggie (blue bullies); and everyone he worked with in the trucking industry and all his Harley friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 3, 2020

Memories

Darrell Ray Jonas

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June and Jr. Gunter

February 2, 2020

Time passes quickly, but memories never fade. My husband met Darrell in 2000, when he went to work for Superior in Conover. They became quick friends and coworkers. They not only drove trucks, but did construction for the company. They even did a 6 month stint with Fed Ex driving all over the United States as team drivers. In 2013, they both moved on to B and B Transport continuing their friendship and careers. They rode together on their harleys and did several bike rallys as well. Darrell was always a kind soul and treated us like family. We mourn his loss and pray for his mother, children, and grandchildren. He is looking down and smiling with pride for all those who have known and loved him. Godspeed Darrell till we meet again.

Dishman Jerry

February 1, 2020

Words can’t describe just how great of a guy, friend, co worker he was. Great father to his kids and animals. I’ve talked with Darell almost every day for the past 5years I’ve known him. We hit it off like best buds since day one. We road Harley’s together and worked together. Just last summer he got a boat and we all took it out a few times and I remembered just how relaxed he was when he was floating around in his boat. He loved life and the great outdoors. He was one of the few I could call for advise and had great wisdom. I will never forget him and my heart goes out to him and his family.

Bradley Hardesky

February 1, 2020

I didn't know darrell personally. I am a fellow driver. I would pass darrell on the road and we would throw our hands up to one another. My condolences go out to everyone who loved him. I wish people would slow their lives down and look for us more, this happens way too much. Sorry about your loss again, he will he missed

Todd McDaniel

January 31, 2020

I Worked With Darrell At Superior Petroleun And Bumgarner Oil He Was A Very Hard Worker And Good Man I Lost Contact With Him After I Left Bumgarner oil I Only Rode once With Him But It Was One Of The Most Memorable Rides I Had Ever Been On ,I Would Always Try To Chat With Him Every Chance I Got At Work But One Thing I Know He Loved The Lord And His Family Very Much and He Will Be Missed Very Much.And To All The Family And Friends I'm sorry For Your Loss And My Wife And I Will Keep You In Our Prayers.

Kim Berry

January 31, 2020

You were my first cousin and our last visit was two years ago in March. A nice visit catching up with one another and I'll always remember our conversation. We spoke about how family should keep in touch and that it was sad that people were so wrapped up in life that we just don't take time to visit. I know you are with our Lord and take comfort in knowing that. Rest in peace cousin and we will visit again one day in heaven. Sending love to Aunt Carrie and rest of your family.

Helen MILLER

January 31, 2020

Our family will miss you forever, Nephew! You gave your life to save someone who pulled out in front of your truck, that was the kind of person you were. My sister Carrie loved you with all her heart! You were her only child and she will never get over losing Darrell. He is in Heaven and in God's presence, Rip.

Stephanie Jonas

January 31, 2020

Darrell was a wonderful man, his family meant everything to him, you are in heaven now and will be missed.

Dana Pape

January 31, 2020

We do not know Darrell, but feel compelled to extend our condolences to your family. We travel a lot and have great respect for those in the trucking industry. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Kelly Bastin

January 30, 2020

I dont know Darrell, but my son is a first year OTR truck driver. It's taken me a year to get comfortable with my son being a trucker.I'm so sad for your whole family's loss. This has bothered me since the moment I heard on the news how he lost his life to spare a vehicle that pulled out in front of him..It shows by all the comments from people how the public highly respects the job of professional drivers. Praying for God to comfort everyone and especially Darrell's mother.....from all these wonderful comments its obvious he has a very good Mother. Much love and respect to you all...I can see Darrell was a fine man...there will be brighter days ahead in time. .

Brian Jones

January 30, 2020

I'm so proud of my father-in-law ! They just don't make them like him anymore.
One man one wife for life, a true man's man! GOD First , Family,Pets and then maybe he just might get in the back of the of line of life, for he always gave all with a smile and a praise to our JESUS.
My greatest memories are to many to list .
He love me as if he raise me up all our lives.
With heavy heart i will be looking up and thank JESUS for the time that we had together what a Gift. I can only hope i could be the half the man he was. SEE YOU SOON, POPS! NO MORE PAIN AND ALL TO GAIN , UNTIL WE RIDE AGAIN ! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DAD.

FROM THE FAMILY