Gaius "Jr" V. JonesFebruary 9, 1930 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 87)
Gaius “Jr” Jones 87 of Bristolville passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home. He was born February 9, 1930 in Footville, Ohio to the late Gaius and Lucy (Garcia) Jones. “Jr” was a graduate and Salutatorian of Mesopotamia High School’s class of 1949. After High School, he married his sweetheart Mary Ellen Sly on March 21, 1950; married 38 loving years before she passed away in 1988. He was a truck driver for 39 years and retired from Tri-County Wholesale Distributing in Youngstown. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, gardening, and loved traveling to Canada, Florida, and the Southwest.
He will be sadly missed by his children; Rosalee (Terry) Scott, Judy Maybee, Carol (Tony) Lawrence, Jack (Judy Laforge) Jones, Jim (Tracy) Jones, Marvin (Donna) Jones, and Russell (Sharon) Jones. He will also be missed by his brothers, Donald Jones, Robert Jones, and Edwin (Jean) Jones; his sister, Mary Hnath; and by numerous grand, great grand, and great- great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Mary Ellen (Sly) Jones, who passed February 4, 1988, and 2nd wife Joyce Ann (Ferry) Jones, who passed March 15, 2017; a brother Richard Jones, and sisters, Lorna Dvorak and Eleanor A. Adams; and his grandchildren, Monica Koewacich, Wayne Scott, and Rachel Jones.
Calling hours will be 1:00 – 3:00 PM with a Celebration of his life at 3:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 44062.