Terry Gordon Jones, Janesville, WI (1938-2014)
April 17, 1938 - June 19, 2014
Terry G. Jones, age 76, of Janesville, died on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 17, 1938, in Madison, WI, the son of the late Gordon M. and Ina A. (Lange) Jones. Terry graduated from Evansville High School in 1956, and attended Stevens Point hoping for a career in forestry. He married Margaret E. Ostram, whom he met on a blind date, on May 22, 1971, at St. William Catholic Church in Janesville, where he has been a member for many years. Terry worked for over 49 years at Varco Pruden in Evansville, a job he was very proud of.
A quiet and reserved gentleman, Terry made everyone he met feel like a long lost friend. Terry had a very playful sense of humor, playing jokes on employees, friends and family. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was an active member of the NRA, Beloit Rifle Club, Janesville Rifle and Pistol Club and Evansville Golf Club. He was also an avid collector of antiques, a hobby he enjoyed with his wife, but spending time with his family and grandchildren was his true passion.
Terry is survived by his wife, Margaret of Janesville; his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Heather Jones of Janesville; and three grandchildren whom he adored: Caelainn, Brennen, and Alainna. He is further survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, other relatives and many close friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Diana; and a very special aunt, June DeVilbiss.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH, 456 N. Arch St., Janesville, with Fr. John Auby officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the WHITCOMB - LYNCH FUNERAL HOME and, again, on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the CHURCH.
A very warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped during Terry's illness, especially all of the staff at Agrace HospiceCare. All of you are true angels!
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444