James W. Jones
James “Jim” Willis Jones, age 81 of Delton, passed away on July 19, 2022. Jim was born on February 14, 1941 in Battle Creek, the son of Paul Jones and Margaret (Clemens) Moore. Jim proudly served his country in the United States army for four years as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Echo Company. He was employed by Fisher Body in Kalamazoo as a tool and die maker for 35 years. Jim was a Volunteer at Fort Custer National Cemetery for many years in various roles including flag keeper. He was a member of American Legion Post 484 in Hickory Corners, VFW Post 422 in Delton, and Moose Lodge 1649 in Delton. He enjoyed telling stories to his family, playing cribbage and euchre, and in his younger years, fixing up old cars. Faith was important to Jim and he attended the Old Gospel Church in Delton where he was the bell ringer. Jim is survived by his children: Wendy (Ron) Gates, Scott (Christine) Adams, Tony Jones, and Brian Jones; son-in-law, David Calbaugh grandchildren: Ron (Jessica) Gates, Nick Adams, Travis Adams, and Emilynn Jones; eleven great grandchildren; sisters: Lynda Warden, Theresa (Steve) Moore, and Kathy Moore; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jody Calbaugh; granddaughter: Nicole Gates; great granddaughter, Allysen Gates; siblings: Charlotte, Virginia, Herb, Doris, and Phil. Jim’s family will receive friends on Sunday, July 24, 2022, 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where his funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 25, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Pastor Bernard Blair, officiating. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 45. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Jim’s family.