Born: April 16, 1944
Death: February 27, 2017


Frederick Edward Jones “Rick”, age 72 of Kentwood, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Elizabeth Jones. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Barbara; children Shawn (Daniel) McGowan, Scott Edward Jones; sister Patricia (Eddie) Lyons; grandchildren Madeline Jones, Olivia Jones, Kayleigh McGowan; sister-in-law Elizabeth (Richard) Burge; brother-in-law Wesley (Tracy) Grubb; nephew David (Monique) Burge. Rick proudly served in the Air Force during Vietnam. He worked for Allstate Insurance for 35 years. He then became a bus driver for Forest Hills Public Schools; which lead to him becoming the Team Bus Driver for Davenport developing a special bond with the players and Davenport supporters. Rick enjoyed golfing and sailing with his family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 2750 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids. Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider presiding. The family will meet with friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main St #204, Damascus, MD 20872 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook S.E., Ste 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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  1. I know this is late. I just learned of Rick’s passing. Rick and I dated during high school and I remember him fondly as a very kind thoughtful person. My sincere symphonies to his family.

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