Allan L. Jones,
“Al”, also known as “Michigan City Al”, age 74, of Chesterton, IN, passed
away on July 31, 2019.
He was born in West
Newton, PA, on July 27, 1945, the son of Robert and Margaret Jones.
Allan is survived
by his children Tony Jones, Tina (Bob) Massey, Tammy (Brian) Hardsock, and
stepchildren Heather (Greg) Ellis, Shelley (Danny) Ellis and Denice (Ronnie)
Theis. His grandchildren Hunter, Brianna, Tyler, Quinten, Carley, Jennifer,
Joseph, Cori, Jacob and Lauren. Sisters Cheryl Sofran and Shelby Jones and
his fur babies Abby and Boyd. Many nieces and nephews and other extended
family and friends, as well as his additionally acquired Strongbow Trail
He was preceded in
death by the love of his life, wife Patricia Jones, his parents, his
brothers Thomas and William Jones, stepson Douglas Dodson, stepdaughter Teri
Winterbotham, nephew Benjamin Jones and best friend Ron Bryner (Hopper).
He served his
country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He proudly wore
his Veterans hat every day. Al retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. with 38
years of service. After he retired, he worked for Trailer Transit, which he
called the “Best job of my life”.
Al was a notable
lifelong billiards player. He won the Billiards National Championship in Las
Vegas, NV, in 1992. Billiards was his true passion in life! Al also enjoyed
fishing, bowling, carpentry and spending time with his family and keeping in
touch with his lasting friends at Aaron’s Mortgage Inn.
Al was a
hardworking, kind hearted and genuine man of honor. His wonderful smile,
blue eyes, unwavering support and unconditional love will undoubtedly be
missed by all who knew him. He can now walk with those passed before him and
join his wife Patricia once again.
Visitation will be
held at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304,
on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. with Funeral Service to be held
at 7:00-8 p.m. on Thursday.
will be starting at Edmonds and Evans at 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 9, and
procession with Military Honors to Chesterton Cemetery, at 300 E. Porter
Ave., Chesterton, IN. Following the burial a lunch will be provided for
family and friends at Gelsosomo’s Pizza, at 371 Indian Boundary Rd,
Chesterton, IN. Please come join us in the celebration of Allan’s life.
In lieu of flowers
memorial donations may be made to the National Veteran’s Foundation and/or
St. Jude Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at