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Kenneth Robert Jones

January 20, 1964 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 56)

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Ken Jones passed away peacefully at his home in Martinez, CA on July 7th 2020. He was born and raised in Long Beach, CA on January 20, 1964.  Ken was by far an incredibly kind, easy going and genuine man. He is survived by his long-term significant other & soulmate Denise Bales, parents Robert and Sharon Jones, sisters Teresa Neilson (Brian) and Dori Morper (Michael), daughter Shelby Spurr Jones, son Dugan Jones, and granddaughter Maya Spurr, who just turned 10. He loved his family more than words can describe. He was incredibly proud of his children and granddaughter. He was also loved much and will be missed by his extended family members, Tammy Green (John), Nicole Bales and Emilee Green, age 3, who called him "Mr. Ken".   

 

Ken pursued a lengthy and successful career in radio broadcasting throughout the United States which included Sacramento, San Francisco and Florida.  He was a natural disc jockey on air and a talented music program director. His involvement with many, many music events over the years will be remembered by those he worked with and those who loved him dearly. Ken was a loyal Giants and Warriors fan and enjoyed attending games frequently.  He had a talent for working well with the public, and spent the last couple of years working for the Abel Chevrolet Company based in Rio Vista, CA.  He recently continued his deep passion for music by picking up the bass guitar again, which he was getting quite good at! Ken also enjoyed riding his BMW motorcycle. He and Denise traveled well together and became adventurers on many trips via motorcycle, Jeep and Land Rover excursions.  He settled in the Bay Area, after he and Denise met in San Francisco, eventually making their home base in Martinez these last 10 years.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the family is planning a future private memorial, with thoughts of visiting places Ken loved in Seal Beach CA, Martinez Marina, Briones trails and Yosemite.   

Contributions can be made to the American Heart Society  https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give

 https://guitarcenterfoundation.org

 


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