Arnold Jones

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SIDNEY — Arnold Hoover Jones, 84 of Sidney, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 11:36 p.m. at The Pavilion Rehab and Skilled Care Center.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1932, in Ritner, Kentucky, the son of the late Richard and Sarah (Abbott) Jones.

On June 27, 1955, Arnold married Shirley Swob who survives along with their eight children, Rick (Bea) Jones and Sandy (Carl) Wooddell, both of Sidney, Greg (Lisa) Jones, of Houston, Randy (Julia) Jones, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Melissa (Mark) Copeland, Tammy (Steve) McVety, MaryAnn (Steve) Goins and Kristi (Craig) Wappelhorst, all of Sidney; two siblings, Evelyn Jones and Norman (Reba) Jones, both of Sidney; 18 grandchildren, Stephanie, Sasha, Brad, Kraig, LeAnnea, Ryan, Shelly, Matt, Heather, Allen, Mindy, Brandi, Austin, Holly, Zachary, Anna, Lindsey and Jacob; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Monroe, Walter, Gilson and Romer Jones, five sisters, Anna Inman, Nova Hawkey, Dora Maxwell, Elva Stone and Lura Jones, two grandsons, Brian and Andrew, and two great-grandsons, Cole and Riley.

Mr. Jones served his country as a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran. He retired from Copeland Corporation in 1994 after 43 years of service. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Arnold liked to garden, fish, and listen to music. He loved to spend time with his family, and will be truly missed.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, at noon at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Pastors Earnie Jones and Chad Inman officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Condolences may be expressed to the Jones family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2017