Holt, Michigan. Age 82, passed away August 13, 2014. He was born to Elmer and Marjorie (McKenzie) Jewell in Lansing, Michigan, on June 18, 1932. Ed is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Patricia (JoAnne); daughter, Sandy Worthington of Okemos; sons, Eric of Bradenton, Florida, and Brian of Holt, Michigan; three grandchildren: Kevin Worthington of Queens, New York, Easton Jewell of Hampton, Virginia, and Taylor (Todd) Sellitto of Bradenton, Florida; two great-grandchildren: Johnathan and Ryane Sellitto; sisters, Kay Carol (Howard) Miller of Tallahassee, Florida, Patsy (Ted) Stuart of Benzonia, Michigan; brother, Donald Jones of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews; and in-laws. Ed was preceded in death by his brother Dr. Ronald Jones.
Ed was a Registered Pharmacist, graduating with a Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He owned and operated Ward Pharmacy in Detroit, Michigan, from 1964 to 1969. After selling the business, he went to work for the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulation, Pharmacy Division, retiring in 1991. After retirement, Ed and JoAnne enjoyed their home in Bradenton, Florida for the winter months. Ed loved sports. He was a standout athlete at Perry High School, where he played football and basketball. While wintering in Florida, Ed enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, reading – especially anything by Tom Clancy and John Grisham, watching westerns and Rick Steves’ PBS series on TV, and playing cribbage.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at noon, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association. The family is being served by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.EstesLeadley.com.