TROY - Clyde Elwin Jones, 74, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born on June 24, 1938, in Chilo, Ohio, to the late Arlee Tomas and Tressie Alice (Gravitt) Jones. His wife of 14 years, Ethel M. (Crum) Ward-Jones, survives.
He is survived by his four daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Bill Chrisman of Hokes Bluff, Ala., Velvet and Scott Gheen of Troy, Tonia Kidder-Ward of Dayton, Ohio, and Esther and Bill Sheafer of Casstown, Ohio; a son, Charles Ward of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his son, Tomas Guy Jones; one grandson, David Ryan Chrisman; five sisters; and four brothers.
He was a member of Troy Freewill Baptist Church, Troy, and he worked at Cardinal Foods in Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Mark Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in Honey Creek Cemetery, Christiansburg, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 208, Dayton, OH 45439.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com