Joseph Harvey Jones, 60, passed away February 3, 2020

Joseph Harvey “Joe” Jones, 60, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 7, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Mike Schoeplein officiating. Military Rites will be performed by North Berrien Military Rites Team. Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Thursday February 6, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Athletic Association or Road to Life Church Missions. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Joe was born January 12, 1960 in Benton Harbor, MI to Billy & Virginia (Kowalski) Jones. On June 30, 1990 he married Paula DeKuiper at The Shack in Jugville, Michigan. Joe worked for St. Joseph Schools for over 20 years as a Maintenance Technician, with special love and care given to the football field and all outdoor athletic facilities. His greatest joy was his family, daughters and his wife. Joe lived a life of service through The Road to Life Church. He was a proud Military Veteran of the Army. Joe was very proud to work for St. Joseph Schools, having bear paws in the driveway and backyard of his home, he was a St. Joe Bear! He will be deeply missed by the many lives he touched.

Joe is survived by his wife, Paula of St. Joseph; daughters, Amanda (Nathan) Harris-Oatsvall and Alyssa Jones; brothers, Billy (Melodye) Jones and Jim Jones; sister, Betty Douglas; in-laws, Pat (Stanley) DeKuiper; and his mother, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Jones and brother, Bob.

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