of Fairfield Bay, AR
December 3, 1938 - December 8, 2022
Charles Kelton Jones, beloved father, son and brother, went to be with our Father, on December 8, 2022. He loved to dance and be his own boss. He was the founder and proprietor of the Shirley IGA, Corner Store and other businesses.He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter (Bud) and Merle Jones; one brother, Rex and one sister, Carolyn.Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Charles Jones, JR., Roger Jones and wife, Lori, Kelvin Jones; his grandchildren, Preston Jones, Zak Jones, Chelsea Jones Smithson, Austin Tanner Jones, Sarena Jones, Kaden Jones, Hagen Jones; step-grandchildren, Case Tedder, Jonathan Tedder; great grandchildren, Braelyn Jones, Kace Smithson, Aspen Smithson, Brynlee Jones, Brecken Smithson, Weston Tedder; other relatives and many friends.A private family memorial will be held to honor his memory.To express online condolences, please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
I remember Kelton when he had the cigarette store. He was also Mayor. My son got into trouble for what he did and I marched him up to Keltons and made my son apologize for what he did. I asked Kelton if there was anything he wanted my son to do. He said no but I do appreciate you bringing him in and owning up to what he did..apology accepted. You will be missed.
We are so sorry hear of the passing of Kelton. He was a good friend and will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. He will be missed in the community of Shirley,
Friend of dads and i still call store jones's! Great guy who will be greatly missed! Prayers for the family!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. He will be missed by a lot of folks.
Kelton was such a awesome guy, so sorry for your loss and prayers for you all. May God Bless you at this time!
Prayers for all the family. Kelton will be missed. Always had a smile and hello for you. Was an asset to this community.
I will never forget Melt in. He was a man with a smile all the time. He was a blessing to the city of Shirley. Kind and good hearted. My prayers are with the family. God bless you
Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Jones Family: I knew Kelton when we were teenagers and got to know him when I moved to Conway. I knew Bud at Clinton Motor Co. This family was a true Van Buren County home folks. My family were saddened to hear of Kelton's passing.. God bless during this time...
My sincere condolences to you! Prayers for your comfort!
I pray that God will comfort all the family during this most difficult time.
My condolences to the family. Sorry to hear this about my old childhood friend, playmate, neighbor and cousin. We had a lot of good times together fishing, hunting, playing sports and paling around. Rest in peace my friend.
Sorry.....If there is anything we can do-Please let us know.
What a guy! He was always upbeat, friendly & had jokes & stories. He did so much for the town of Shirley. A real smart, businessman.
You will forever be missed Charlie ❤️ Rip
Sending our prayers and condolences. So sorry!
Roger & family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️
He will be missed by everybody Everybody loved him
I grew up around Kelton he would be first one in dinning room with a big smile and I would get him his apple juice he will be missed not the same without him rip Mr jones
Roger I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. I will say a prayer for you my friend .
Sorry for you loss, I have missed seeing and talking to Kelton since he has been out of business. He was one of a kind!
Kelton and Jan gave me my first public job when I turned 16 and he worked with me to schedule hours around school hours and activities. While working for him, I made a lifelong friend who ended up introducing me to my husband. I will always be appreciative that he trusted me to be his employee and the work experience I got at the grocery store. Prayers to the family during your time of loss.
So very sorry to learn of Kelton’s passing. Lots of good memories from childhood playing with Charles and Roger at our grandparents houses in Shirley. My thoughts go out to the family.
Charles, Roger and Kelvin,I'm was so sad to learn of the passing of your Dad. He was not only my cousin, but a good boss. I have fond memories of catching a ride back to Conway from Shirley with your family when I was a student at the University of Central Arkansas. The three of you made it a fun trip. I also enjoyed working for your Dad and Mom at the corner IGA in Shirley for a summer. Love and prayers to all of you. Janet Cates Moore
I’m so sorry to hear about Kelton. He was always willing to help when someone needed it.
Roger, I’m so sorry for yor the loss of your dad.