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Earnest "Earnie" Jones

Earnest "Earnie" Jones

November 26, 2019

Earnest “Earnie” F. Jones, 82, of Eau Claire, and formerly of Bloomer, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Earnie was born January 23, 1937, in Ashville, NC, to James and Susie (Matthews) Jones. He was raised in Albany, NY. Earnie joined the U.S. Army on April 19, 1954 and served in Korea until his honorable discharge on April 18, 1957 and returned to Wisconsin to begin his life-long career of over-the-road truck driving. He logged millions of miles during his career.

Earnie married Cheryl Webster on July 14, 1979, in Bloomer having already welcomed their daughter Carla Jones Schwab.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl of Eau Claire; daughter, Carla Jones Schwab of Altoona; granddaughters, Lynsie (Collin Sorenson) Jones of Eau Claire and Katie Rodriguez of Altoona; brothers-in-law, Jerome and Eldon Webster; his son, Ernie Jones from a previous marriage; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Earnie was preceded in death by his parents; in laws, Morris and Orphia Webster; three sisters; three brothers; and his ex-son-in-law, Paul Schwab.

His favorite pastimes were drinking beer with his good ol’ truck driving buddies, camping, fishing, and of course his family.

A memorial service with Military Honors rendered by the Bloomer American Legion & VFW will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer. A celebration of life and luncheon will be held immediately following the service until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. A luncheon will be served at the funeral home as well.


4 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home.

Florist Information

A Secret Garden Floral - (715) 568-1037 - All flowers need to be at the funeral home by 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1


  • Terri Ronnestrand Bohl My other family during 12 yrs of school. So many many great memories with you all. From my first and only semi ride to graduation day. May all your greatest memories bring you some comfort in the days, weeks, months to come. Xoxo ????????

    November 28 at 10:00pm

  • Linda &Bob Volkman So sorry to hear of Uncle Earnie's Passing, You all are in our thought and prayers at this sad time. I remember he always had a joke to share and he was really brave to drink my coffee even when it could clean the rust off of a nail! Our loss, may he rest in peace!

    November 27 at 8:03pm

  • Chris Bowe moullet I’m am so sorry to hear this. He was such a wonderful guy and I loved his wit and how he loved life. God bless

    November 26 at 6:43pm

  • Carla Schwab Dad I will love you til I take my last breath. We had so much fun and got into plenty of trouble you rest now.

    November 26 at 5:59PM

  • john will Sorry for your loss Carla. My prayers and best wishes to you, your Mother, as well as your family and friends. God Bless!

    November 26 at 4:41PM

  • Tony My condolences to Katie, Lynsie, Carla and Cheryl

    All our love


    November 26 at 3:51PM

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