Mr. Bruce C. Jones

  • Born: January 29, 1945
  • Died: October 19, 2014
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

info@lincolnlandcs.com
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family


Bruce C. Jones, 69, of Springfield, died at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Bruce was born January 29, 1945 in Kirksville, MO, the son of Cleo and Helen Lowe Jones. He married Caren Murphy on September 18, 1993 in Springfield.

Bruce was a 1963 graduate of Greentop High School in Greentop, MO and attended Lincoln Land Community College. He had worked for the shoe factory in Kirksville, MO, for 22 years before moving to Springfield in 1989. Since living in Springfield he worked for several social service agencies before retiring from Rutledge Youth Foundation after 17 years of dedicated service. He and his wife enjoyed collecting mermaids, angels, teapots, and fairies. He enjoyed watching movies, Cardinals baseball, and basketball with his wife. Bruce was known for being very knowledgeable about many types of information, and was an avid reader on all kinds of subjects. Music always was an important part of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, "Blackie" and Helen and one sister, Gertrude Druce.

He is survived by his wife, Caren Jones of Springfield; two sisters, Barbara Saulter of Macon, MO and Beverly Moore of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Robert (wife, Rose) Jones of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers-in-law, Donald Druce of Cheyenne, WY and Mark (wife, Dawn) Murphy of Naperville, IL; a sister-in-law, Jerilyn Webber of Corvallis, OR; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Rutledge Youth Foundation, 931 N. Rutledge St., Springfield, IL 62702.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bruce was the best brother in law. He was dedicated to Caren and their marriage. A hardworking, reliable, very intelligent man, Bruce had a quiet demeanor which sometimes hid his vast knowledge of the world especially history, sports and movies. I had deep respect for Bruce and will miss having him in our family.
Jerilynn

Posted by Jerilynn Murphy Webber - Corvallis, OR - Sister in law   November 09, 2014

I was fortunate to have worked with Bruce for quite a few years at Rutledge. He had way with words that brought wisdom, understanding, and laughs to both the youth and staff there.

My sympathy goes out to Caren and family in this time of loss.

Posted by Peter Norell - Springfield, IL - worked together   November 01, 2014

Jim and I were sorry to hear Bruce had died. Our prays will continue for your comfort and strength.

Posted by Martha Barry - LaGrange, IL - cousin in law   October 26, 2014

I never had the pleasure of meeting Bruce but Lexi and Caine spoke so highly of him. May he rest in peace

Posted by leah fechter - Springfield, IL   October 23, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Bruce for many years at Rutledge Youth Foundation. He had a great sense of humor and was at ease working with youth of difficult and varying backgrounds. My condolences to Caren and the family.

Posted by Karen Cox - Springfield, IL - co-worker   October 22, 2014

Bruce was a valuable member of our team at Rutledge and dedicated many years to the growth and mentoring of our youth. HIs easy manner and inimitable laugh created a caring home environment and helped to deescalate many a situation.

We will miss him greatly. God's blessing and comfort to Caren and to all who knew him.

Posted by Marty Michelson - Springfield, IL - Employer   October 22, 2014

Bruce was a valuable member of our team at Rutledge and dedicated many years to the growth and mentoring of our youth. His easy manner and inimitable laugh created a caring home environment and helped to deescalate many a situation.

We will miss him greatly. God's blessing and comfort to Caren and to all who knew him.

Marty Michelson

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2014