DeWayne Maxwell Jones

dewayne jones
DeWayne Maxwell Jones, 69, of Essexville, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region.  Wayne was born in Phoenix, AZ on January 22, 1949, the son of the late John J. and Melva M. (Mahaffy) Jones. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. While working at General Motors, he met the former Marlene Martell. After their first date, they were married five months later on May 19, 1973. Throught life, Wayne was known for his love of hunting and fishing and truly loved time spent at his cabin in Atlanta.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 45 years, Marlene and their son, Shawn Joseph Jones. Also surviving are his siblings, Marvin Jones, Robert (Julia) Jones, Betty Jackson, Judy Kosecki, Anita Wood, Linda (Denny) Huber; sisters-in-law, Susan (John) Dufresne, Roseane (Kevin) Holsinger, Roxane McCarron, Christine (Dan) Wieland, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.  In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his in-laws, Deloris (William) McCarron and Bruce Martell.  Wayne's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until Wayne's 1:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. A reception will follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski's, with interment following in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. Linda so sorry for your loss may God bless you through this difficult time sending you love & prayers

  2. From all of us at A-1 Truck Parts, we send our sympathy to your family for your loss. We pray that you find peace and comfort in these difficult days.

  3. We are going to miss this brother so much! I grew up with Wayne and Anita as we were closest in age in a family of 7 children. Wayne was always a jokester and had the biggest shit ass grin on his face (sorry the only way I know how to describe it). We are going to miss stopping over to their house and sitting in the garage to have a beer (Wayne’s man cave). Anyone could stop by their house at anytime and always find Wayne in his garage. We had a hard time convincing him to go to family functions because he loved just being a home body. I love him to the moon and back but could not watch him suffer like he was doing. He is now in heaven with Tommy, his nephew and god-son, and I know Tommy will take good care of his Uncle Wayne.

  4. We are going to miss this man so much! I grew up with Wayne and Anita as we were the youngest in a family of 7 children. Wayne was always a jokester and had this shit ass grin on his face (sorry only words I know to describe him). If you knew him you know what I am talking about. He was a home body and didn’t care for family functions just preferred to stay home in his garage. If you wanted to visit with him then you better stop over and have a beer with him in his garage as that was the only place you could find him. Love him to the moon and back and glad he is no longer in pain. He is now in heaven with Tommy, his nephew and god-son, who will take excellent care of his Uncle Wayne.

  5. I will never forget the great memories of uncle Wayne at any family gathering – he always made an attempt to try and get me to tell him about the trouble I was causing….for some reason I always told him! He loved hearing about what I was up to and always made a point to tell me “give em hell kid” He had a great laugh and great personality. Tell dad I said hi uncle Wayne and Let him know I’m still causing trouble.

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