Jack Oran Jonas, 92, of Valdese, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Autumn Care of Drexel following a period of declining health.
Jack was born January 30, 1931 in Alexander County to the late Henry Jonas and Virginia Moretz Jonas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Valdese and was a retired plant engineer with the Waldensian Bakery after over 40 years of service.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Phillips Jonas; brothers, Bayne and Harold Jonas and sister, Peggy Jonas.
He is survived by one son, Oran Eugene Jonas and wife Marlene Cooper of Valdese, a daughter, Sandra Jonas Hallyburton and husband Jim of Morganton. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Craig Berry and wife Heidi of Fuquay-Varina, Alisa N. Westerlund and husband Frank of Matthews, Ryan Cooper of Morganton, great-grandchildren, Liesel, Caedmon and Jenson Berry, Mason and Evan Westerlund, and Marlee, Grayson and Sam Cooper.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church Valdese, with Rev. Jim King and Rev. Kevin Crawford officiating. Entombment will follow at the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends on Friday, from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church Valdese.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Jonas family.
DAD WAS A GREAT FATHER AND A VERY TALENTED MAN..
Aunt Mildred and Uncle Jack were the Best People in my life. After my Father passed away, They took me in for a while and spent time with me. I remember all the wonderful trips of them taking me to the Mountains and other places. We would go gem hunting and he even tried to teach me how to play his guitar! But that was a lost cause! Aunt Mildred and Uncle Jack, I Love You and Miss You Both. Love Always, Lisa.
I Love You And Miss You Uncle Jack. Love Mike.
Jack Jonas was a wonderful friend to my father, Talmadge Ledford. They had decades of work together at the old Waldensian Sunbeam bakery and many of their off hours were spent making music and singing. I can guarantee you they are making a joyful noise unto the Lord in the sweet bye and bye as we here on earth mourn their passing. We offer our deepest condolences to Gene, Marlene and the extended Jonas family on Jack’s passing.
Prayers to the family. I know my dad Fred Stines and Jack reunited in Heaven. God Bless!