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DOUGLAS DeWAYNE JONES


Douglas DeWayne Jones, 72, passed away on May 26, 2020. Doug was born in 1947 in Greenville, Michigan, to Thelma and Harry Jones. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1965 and enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1966. Doug served in Viet Nam until 1969 when he was honorably discharged. He was employed by Sparta Foundry until his retirement in 1994. He then pursued his dream of living in the west and relocated to Cody, Wyoming where he worked on various ranches and was an elk hunting guide. Doug enjoyed hunting, guiding, horseback riding, leather working, everything about the American West and many different sports. He was an avid bowler and did a short stint with the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association at the age of 50. Doug was very involved with and held several officer chair positions at the Eagles Lodge in Cody, ending with Junior Past Worthy President. He loved guiding and showing Wyoming to his many out of state visitors. In 2000 he was named “Guide of the Year” by the Cody Country Guides and Outfitters Association. He was hardworking, quick to help and loved his family fiercely. He was proud of his grandkids and their many accomplishments. He will be remembered for his huge hugs, his easy laugh and his fabulous moustache. He is survived by his wife Jan; daughter, Sandy (Joe) Lee; sons, Scott (Colette) Jones, and Darin (Alicia) Jones; step-children, Becky (Chris) Voss, Lisa (Sean) Harmon and Christie (Jayson) Pearson; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; his siblings Pam (Dana) Freas, Vern (Irene) Jones, Calvin (Jan) Jones and Steven (Cathy) Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Trudy Smitterberg and brother Michael. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1101 13th St. in Cody. 

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EARL J. GORBY


 

C--obit-gorbyEarl J. Gorby 80 of Kent City died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Earl was born June 6, 1936 in Kent City, Michigan the son of Ray and Crystal (Uhrbrock) Gorby Sr. He attended Trufant Elementary School and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1959-61. He was a member of the Cedar Springs American Legion and retired from Sparta Foundry. He enjoyed deer hunting, golfing and watching and playing sports. He loved kids, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Dawn (Fred) Groenke, Kenneth Pope, Betty (Brad) Kahrs; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Bing) Downer; brothers, Pete (Gerry) Gorby, Harold Gorby; sister-in-law, Ardis Gorby; good friend, Steve Pope; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley in 2012; sisters, Erma Rowland and Verma Osburn; brother, Gordon Gorby. The family greeted friends Wednesday, April 12 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was Thursday 11:00 am Plainfield Christian Church. Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Interment Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. Memorial contributions may be made to Renucci Hospitality House.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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