BRADFORD - James "Jim" B. Jones, age 76, resident of Bradford for over 50 years, died Nov. 7, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
Jim was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Harlan, Ky., to the late James B. and Lillian (Seiber) Jones; a U.S. Navy Veteran; owned a barber shop in Bradford and also worked as a barber in Laura and at the Dayton V.A.; ran a gas station in Troy; and most recently worked as an owner/operator truck driver.
Jim enjoyed playing cards, making crafts, fishing, cooking out on his smokers, and then eating the results, but most of all he loved his family. Jim was a generous man who cared for others. He collected and delivered coats and clothes to children in need and sponsored a family with four children in Kaywood, Ky.
Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill Nick Jones and Buddy Jones; and three sisters, Alice Jones, Pat Poling and an infant sister.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Glenna (Reck) Jones; five sons and daughters-in-law, Carth and Theresa Jones of Bradford, Garth and Diane Jones of Greenville, James III and Lisa Jones of Troy, Curtis Jones of Bradford and John and Kay Jones of Bradford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nicki and Dan Huff and Wanda and Jay Roberts, all of Bradford; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and other friends and family.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bradford Church of the Brethren with Pastors John Shelton and Dan Scalf officiating. Interment Brock Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends Monday 4 to 8p.m. at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. If desired, contributions may be made to the Bradford Rescue Squad, 200 S. Miami Ave., Bradford, OH 45308. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.