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In Memory of

Charlie Lynn Jones

March 16, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Charles "Charlie" Lynn Jones, a lifelong resident of Austin, died peacefully on May 16, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born in Elgin, Texas to Clara Elizabeth and Felix Jones on March 16, 1927. Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Charlene Mary Ann Swenson Jones, six siblings; Glen, Phillip, Jack, Ishmal, John, and Alida, as well as his parents.

He worked hard all his life to support his family of six daughters and one son. He is survived by his Children: Laurel Louise Newell, Kathryn Ann...

Charles "Charlie" Lynn Jones, a lifelong resident of Austin, died peacefully on May 16, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born in Elgin, Texas to Clara Elizabeth and Felix Jones on March 16, 1927. Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Charlene Mary Ann Swenson Jones, six siblings; Glen, Phillip, Jack, Ishmal, John, and Alida, as well as his parents.

He worked hard all his life to support his family of six daughters and one son. He is survived by his Children: Laurel Louise Newell, Kathryn Ann Waring, Rebecca Lynn Flanders, Charles Lynn Jones Jr., Sandra Lee Price, Cindy Annette Smith, and Teri Elise Flow-Travis, 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren (ranging in age from 1 to 22). He was much loved by his extended family.

Charlie was a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army and served his country in World War II. He was a member of VFW post 8787.

Charlie graduated from Austin High School. He received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Central Texas College and attended Southwest Texas University (now Texas State) to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He used his education to pass on his ability to relate to others by teaching at both Austin Community College and Central Texas College as an instructor for law enforcement courses.

He worked in law enforcement all his life. First as an Austin Police Officer then for the City of Austin legal department. He was a Deputy Sheriff for several years. He served his community as an elected Constable from 1968 to 1976 in Travis County Precinct 3 and Precinct 5. He served as an Investigator for the City of Austin then as an Investigator for the State Bar of Texas. The State of Texas recognized his law enforcement service by flying a Texas flag over the State Capitol in his honor.

He served his community as a Grand Jury Commissioner, a corporate board member of the Austin Boys Club, a member of the Lions Club, and as a member of the South Austin Civic Club. He participated in many civic projects that are too numerous to mention.

Charlie was an avid golfer and won many trophies playing golf with the likes of Tom Kite, Lee Trevino, and Ben Crenshaw at his beloved Municipal Golf Course. He was a member of the Austin Task Force for Recreation encouraging Austin boys and girls to be active and participate in sports, a trait he also engendered in his own children and grandchildren. He also loved fishing and being outdoors.

Charlie was a prolific story teller and was well known for his wit, humor and irresistible personality. He was a real "people person" with whom neighbors would often stop by to chat as he sat on his front porch smoking cigars and saying "Hi" to passersby. His grandson Wayne said: "He never knew a stranger".

The family would like to thank everyone at Hampton Senior Living for the years of loving care they provided to Charlie and the endless support and caring they showed his family. You are wonderful people and we consider ourselves privileged to know you.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 27,2017 at 1:00 pm at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. A viewing will be held on May 26, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Immediate family will be present until 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made in his name to the 100 Club of Central Texas at 3200 Steck Avenue, Suite 240, Austin, TX 78757 in keeping with Charlie's generous nature and giving heart. He will be missed always.