Charles Richard ‘Buddy’ Jones

Published 3:17 pm Monday, April 18, 2016

Mr. Charles Richard “Buddy” Jones, 85, of Advance, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Mr. Jones was born in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 20, 1930, and grew up in McLean, Va., the son of the late Ernest Willie Jones and Grace Gulli Jones. Mr. Jones served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He spent 38 years in the transportation industry, with a majority of that time at McLean Trucking Co. in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Jones was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Patricia “Patsy” R. Jones; a brother, Billy Jones; and a brother-in-law, Dave Richardson.

Survivors: 4 children, Lynn Marcellino and husband Tom of Bermuda Run, Lauren Jones Darnell and husband Steve of Chapin, S.C., Liz Spainhour of Advance, and Bud Jones and wife Becky of Mooresville; 9 grandchildren, Ann Marie Marcellino, Matthew Thomas Marcellino and wife, Christina, August Darnell Trammell and husband Jonathan, Aliza Ann Darnell, Avery Jones Darnell, Max Spainhour, Taylor Nicole Jones, Morgan Alexandra Jones and Charles Richard Jones III; 2 great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace Marcellino and Thomas Dean Marcellino; 2 sisters, Betty Mae Richardson of Montrose, Va. and Bonnie O’Connor and husband Kris of Advance; and a brother, Biffy Jones of Potomac Falls, Va.

A memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, April 16 at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Clemmons. The family received friends prior to the service.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative Care Center at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, 27103; and/or St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 3600 Harper Rd., Clemmons, 27012.