Nelson Jones, 84, of Delaware, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. Born March 13, 1929 in Jacobs, Kentucky, he was the son of Eddie and Clara (Evans) Jones.
He had been a resident of Galion for many years and had also resided in Florida. He was the founder of United Church Directories of Galion and a member of Gospel Baptist Church of Galion. He enjoyed horses, horse racing and photography.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Deana (Griffey) Jones, whom he married Nov. 21, 1989; a son, Ed (Beverly) Jones of Texas; two daughters, Debra Jones and Christie Jones, both of Mansfield; a stepson, Shaun McCarty of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Nauman; a brother, Clell (Louise) Jones; a sister-in-law, Gay Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Jones; two sisters, Lydia Egans and Lucille Porter; and an infant brother and infant sister.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Monty Trammel. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.