Karl Merwyn Jones
June 15, 1933 – February 22, 2019
Karl M Jones -
Passed away February 22, 2019 in Davenport, WA. He was born June 15, 1933 to Percy M and Vallie Harlinger Jones in Denmark, Iowa the youngest of their 8 children. After completing school he enlisted in the U.S Air Force serving 2 ½ years as a crew chief on the c-135 transport planes. Upon completion of his service he worked for Boeing for a time and then moved to Coulee City to the farm. In 1972 he moved to Almira and worked first as a service man and then manager of Western Farm Service retiring in 1995. In 1975 he married Julie Gunderson Campbell. He loved to fish and hunt, NASCAR, stock car and drag racing and spending time with his family. He looked forward to holidays and family gatherings and the family games of “31” playing by Grandpa’s rules of course. In recent years failing health limited in activities but he fished until shortly before his death. He was happiest on the water with his fishing pole in his hand waiting for the big one to hit. One of the highlights in recent years was a trip to Washington D.C. on the National Honors Flight accompanied by his grandson to see memorials to U.S Serviceman. He was a past member of the Almira Lions Club, Almira Fire Department, and the V.F.W. in Coulee City and Wilbur. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Julie, Son; Wayne Jones, Daughters; Anita Burch and Karlene Carlson and Step-Children Nancy Campbell-Sabado and Jeff Campbell. 9 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren with another expected in the spring. He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, his daughter Miriam and grandson Nick. At his request no services will be held but a family gathering will be held in the spring to celebrate his life. Memorial donations may be made to the Almira Cemetery Endowment Fund or the National Honor Flight, Inc. Attn: Meredith Rosenbeck, 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505. His granddaughter wrote of her grandpa. May you rest in peace Grandpa- May your spirit blow in the NASCAR wind, may your new path lead to the biggest herds of elk, may heaven serve you spiced gum drops and chocolate shakes wherever you would like them – may you always draw the winning hand in “31” and may every day in your new journey revolve around baiting hooks and catching the big one. Until we meet again Grandpa’s gone fishing in Heaven. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Jones family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.