Richard L. “Dick” Jones

    Richard L. “Dick” Jones, of  Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully at his home, at the age of 84,  Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
    Dick was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo, leaving only long enough to serve in the Army 101st Airborne Division. While owning and operating Kalamazoo Heating and Appliance and serving for over 42 years on the Oshtemo Fire Department, his friends, family and neighbors knew they could usually find him at the farm.
    He is preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Merle Rosco Jones and Emma Theo (Sleeman); and an infant son.
    He was dedicated to his family and is survived by his sons, Richard L. “Chip” Jones Jr., Merle R. Jones II; and his daughter, Bethany (Bob) Carper. Also, his companion of 31 years, Bonnie L. Covell; his granddaughters, Heather Page, Andrea (CJ) Kusmierz, Alisha Cook; and his great-grandson, Jaxon Page.
    Private graveside services are being held for the family at Genessee Prairie Cemetery, Oshtemo.
    Visit Dick’s personal web page at:, to  archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his online guestbook.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900.


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