Ernest E. “Grandpa” Jones

July 17, 1917 ‒ June 15, 2003

Mansfield, Ohio

Ernest Earl “Grandpa” Jones, 85, formerly of Perry Township Road 85, died Sunday evening June 15, 2003 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

He was born July 17, 1917 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Albert N. and Hannah E. Vineyard Jones, and attended Beggs (Oklahoma) High School.

On August 10, 1941 he married Donnabelle Park Jones, who preceded him in death on March 13, 1993.

Ernie had worked as a die maker at the General Motors plant in Ontario for 26 years, prior to his retirement in 1983.

He was a member of Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church, and the General Motors Retirees Club #549.

Ernie loved to attend auctions, and found rare treasures, where others only saw junk.

He is survived by his children Richard L. and Janet Jones of Wilmington, North Carolina, David P. and Aurelia “Rae” Jones of Canfield, Darrell L. and Carolyn Jones of Lexington and Patricia L. and David Manring of Galion; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two god children a brother James Jones of Satellite Beach, Florida; a sister Bess Edens of North Olmstead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Vauss Jones, Darrell Jones, Harold Jones, Beulah Jones, Francis Eugene Jones, Fern Virden and Jewel Garner.

His family will receive friends today Tuesday, June 17 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:30 am. Friends may also call the hour prior to the funeral. Pastor William Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Morrow County Squad #5 (Johnsville) may be made at the funeral home.