Charles Earl Cone Jr. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Earl was born on March 21, 1926 in Midland to the late Charles and Edith (McKeachie) Cone.
Earl served in the United States Army during World War II at Pearl Harbor. Immediately following military discharge, Earl found employment with Consumers Energy for which he worked for 42 years. On May 26, 1951, Earl married Julia Marie Mitchell at St. Brigid Church in Midland. Earl enjoyed traveling ‘the big circle’, hunting in Clare with family, skiing the West, and reading The Wall Street Journal daily.
Earl showed great compassion and devotion as he cared for his wife, Julia, at home until her passing in 2014 due to Alzheimer’s disease. Earl is survived by his five children, Mary Jo (Larry) Lang of Traverse City, Bill (Lynne) Cone of Traverse City, Margaret Cone of Washington DC,, Karen (Steve) Martin of Midland, and Paul (Susan) Cone of Saginaw. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Ray Cone; and sisters, Irene Bailey and Joanne Dorton.
Family Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church with Fr. Andy Bloom officiating on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The Rite of Committal will follow in Old Calvary Cemetery. Live streaming of the service is available at https://stbrigid-midland.org/virtual-mass
Earl's family is grateful for the wonderful care he received in his home from caregivers: Christa, Sue and Jayme.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Seasons Adult Day Health Services, 4812 Dublin Ave. Midland Michigan 48640 or St. Brigid’s Catholic School,130 W Larkin St. Midland Michigan 48640. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.
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