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Gilbert T. Jones

December 20, 1925 July 9, 2017
Gilbert T.  Jones
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Obituary for Gilbert T. Jones

Gilbert T. Jones died July 9, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. He was 91 years old. Gilbert was born on December 20, 1925 to parents, Emma Lee (nee Fortune) and Leslie Rollins Jones, Sr.

Gilbert was born and raised in North Middletown, Kentucky; the son of a sharecropper. Gilbert was the star of his high school basketball team. He interrupted his high school to serve in the United States Army in Germany during WWII.

Upon returning from service he married his high school sweetheart, Mary McDaniel. After two years at Transylvania College, the two moved to Detroit where he worked for Briggs Automotive, which was eventually bought by Chrysler, where he became a production manager. Gilbert retired from Chrysler in 1975. After retirement, he drove a school bus for 12 years for Warren Consolidated Schools until 1987.

Gilbert is survived by his beloved wife Mary and his loving children, Gary (Jane) Jones, Keith Jones, and Robert Jones. Gilbert is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Tiffany, Shannon (John Belmont), Megan (Brett Johnston), Christopher (April), and Sarah and 7 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his siblings, J. R., Vernon, Leslie, and Dorothy.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Saturday, July 15th at 11am. Friends may visit at Friday, July 14th, 4-8pm. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Memorials appreciated to the charity of donor’s choice.


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