T. Alton Jones

Born: Sat., Jun. 16, 1917
Died: Mon., Feb. 14, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 17, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 18, 2011

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T. Alton Jones

June 16, 1917 – February 14, 2011



T. Alton “Al” Jones, 93, of South Bend died at 7:25 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 at Emeritus at Arborwood, Granger, IN.  He was born June 16, 1917 in Jones, Michigan to the late Margaret S. (Bingaman) and Elmer H. Jones and was raised on the family farm.  After graduating from Three Rivers High School he moved to South Bend where he attended and graduated from Michiana College of Commerce.  While in school he met E. Maxine Stoder and they married on September 22, 1940.  She survives along with three daughters, Judith L. Heyliger (Frederick) of South Bend, Roberta J. Alfrey (Harry) of Granger, and Linda K. Hardman (Robert) of Roopville, GA; seven grandchildren, Mark Heyliger (Wendi), Elissa Schmidt (Thad), Nathan Heyliger (Kyleigh), Kate Alfrey, Cassandra Horton, Tessia Hammonds (Brett) and Hunter Hardman; four great-grandchildren, Stephen and William Schmidt and Cayde and Kiefer Heyliger; and his sister, Phyllis Dyer of South Bend.  Two years after his marriage he joined the U.S. Navy and served at Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago, IL.  Following the war, Al returned to South Bend and began his career in the transportation industry.  He worked for Furnace Ice Cream and in the early 1950’s joined C & E Trucking Corporation.  He retired in 1991 as owner of the company.  Al was a sixty year member of First United Methodist Church of South Bend where he was an active member and served on many commissions.  He was an accomplished woodworker and his pleasure was creating finely crafted pieces for his children and grandchildren.  These items are family treasures.  He bowled for fifty years with the Transportation Club, loved to golf at Morris Park Country Club, enjoyed Notre Dame Football games, but baseball was his favorite sport.  He shared the pleasure of antiquing and collecting with Maxine and enjoyed his participation in Kiwanis.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 18th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with Rev. Mary Hubbard of First United Methodist Church, South Bend, officiating.  Committal services with military honors and entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 333 N. Main St., South Bend, IN, 46601 or The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Indianapolis, IN, 46268.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.





Charitable donations may be made in T.'s memory to the following organizations:

First United Methodist Church
333 N. Main St., South Bend, IN, 46601

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Central NE Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945
Tel: 1-800-493-9255

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Debbie George
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
I am deeply saddened for all of you on the loss of your beloved "Daddy", I can not imagine your feelings of loss. I have so many fond memories of him especially carrying Butch's purse, always the gentleman, always the "daddy". May he now rest in peace and we know he will be in a better place.

Love and hugs to you all, Debbie

Ed Rogers
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Al was a great neighbor and always had something novel to say no matter what the subject. His experiences in the transportation industry were
always of interest to Pat and I. We will miss him.

Ed and Pat Rogers

Ruth Ann Norton
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
As a member of his church family I will miss him and send my sympathy to the family. Sincerely, Ruth Ann Norton