Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 24, 2012

Charlie Lee Jones

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Charlie Lee Jones, age 76, of Bluefield, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Westwood Health Care Center in Bluefield, Va.

Born on February 25, 1936 in Crumpler, he was a son of the late Charles Bascum and Ibbie Erie Meadows Jones. He had been a resident of Bluefield for 55 years and was a retired accountant and professor at National Business College. He formerly worked for Wardell Equipment Company in Tazewell, Va. He was a 1954 graduate of Northfork High School and also graduated from Bluefield State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Jones, Mildred Kade, and Dolly Kade; and four brothers, Ray, Bill, Roger and Frank Jones.

Survivors include: Wife of 52 years: Norma Pedigo Jones of the home; sons: David Wayne Jones and wife Sue of Stanley, N.C., Richard Lee Jones and wife Beth of Waldorf, Md.; grandchildren: PO3 USN Richard Lee Jones and wife Chelsea, Pvt. USMC Ross Patrick Jones, Bryce Lawrence Jones, Myka Andrea McPeak Jones, Carl R. Tucker and wife Beth, Christopher M. Tucker and wife Candace; great-granddaughters: Railey Ann Jones and Lacy I. Tucker; one sister: Joan Evans of Forrest, Va.; sisters-in-law: Linda Jones of Bluefield, Va., Yvonne Williams Jones Dove of Kentucky, Mary Jones of Bluefield, W. Va.; special friends: Dr. Stephen DeGray, Wendy DeGray, and Andy Lester.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Minister Scooter Breisch and Minister Buddy Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Friends from the church will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.