Dyma'r ddraig goch, baner gwlad Cymru

 Hier ist die Deutsche Fahne  











These are the flags of my heritage--Welsh and German









...and the flag of my native land





Favorite Quote: "If you're not happy where you're at, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't"



Charlie "Tremendous" Jones



Personal Information

A Glimpse of my Personal Life

I was born on May 8, 1948 in Cleveland, OH. I attended Landon Elementary School and West High School, both of which no longer exist. I attended Hiram College for my undergraduate degree in Chemistry. It was at Hiram where I met my future wife, Martha (Marty) Comstock Williams from Smithsburg, MD. We were married in Hagerstown, MD on June 13, 1970. We moved that same year to Athens, GA to pursue our Ph.D.'s, mine in Inorganic Chemistry and her's in Zoology at the University of Georgia. We returned to Northeast Ohio for two years to teach until a position came open at Kennesaw Junior College. We returned south where I started my job at KJC, and Marty found a position at the Cecil B. Day Campus of Mercer University Atlanta where she eventually became head of the Biology Department until the liberal arts school of the campus officially closed in 1990. We currently live in Marietta, GA with three cats (no children).

What do I do when I'm not professing at KSU? My hobbies include language studies with particular interest in German, Welsh, and Spanish, inland waterway navigation , philately, economics, racewalking, choral singing, Celtic culture, and distance running. I have a lifetime goal to run a race in every state, every state capital, and every county of Georgia of which there are 159. I've have already completed the goal of running a race in the state which has the fewest counties in the East--Delaware, which has only three.  Rhode Island has five.  I have also run the entire 182 miles of the passable portion of the C&O Canal Towpath.  I also play recorders with my wife, and we are active in our church, First Presbyterian Church of Marietta as choir members and Bethel Bible teachers. I also volunteer in Pastoral Care Services at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, and I am past vice-president of the St. David's Welsh Society of Georgia. Additionally, I own my own business principally involved with helping people establish commercial incomes.

U.S. Running Odyssey

Georgia County Running Odyssey

  Last Update:  09/02/08