Francis Lowell Jones

March 16, 1951 ‒ June 12, 2015

Ashley, Ohio

Francis Lowell Jones, 64, of Delaware passed away Friday afternoon June 12, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1951 in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Floyd Jones and Olive (Pearcy) Jones.

Francis worked many years for Advanced Auto and was as a member of the NRA. He loved to go fishing and also enjoyed motorcycles, tractors, farm equipment, drawing, and watching NASCAR, drag racing and football. He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play and the Cincinnati Reds. During the Delaware County Fair, he could always be found working the Liberty Street Gate. He had a great love for his grandchildren and his canine companion “Nacho”.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years Beverly (Barnhart); daughter Danessa (Matt) Higgins of Delaware; sons Anthony “Tony” (Dawn Poplin-Jones) Jones of Ashley, Jeff (companion Malissa) Jones of Ashley and Derrick “Little Frank” (Amber) Jones of Ashville; 7 grandchildren Ethan, Elliott, Brad, Mikaela, Logan, Ross, and Dylan; 3 brothers Robert of Alaska, Jim of Delaware and Gary of Kenton; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather Bob Zachariah, 2 brothers Ronnie Jones and Larry David Jones and a sister Barbara Privitt.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday July 18 from 2 – 8 pm at the Oxford Township Hall, 5125 Shoemaker Road, Ashley, OH. Casual dress please.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in the memory of Francis can be made to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015 to assist with expenses.

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  • My deepest condolences to your family. I didn’t know Frank for very long, but just those few encounters will forever touch my heart. I am unable to attend the celebration in July due to work, but your family will be in my prayers that day.

  • Thanks for all the memories good and bad your the best dad ever thanks for teaching me how to ride a bike,fish and play baseball last but not the least be the best dad to my son. We will miss you a lot .we love you dad thanks again. Rest in peace. Love Derrick,amber and Dylan our other little frank

  • Frank, I want to thank you for welcoming me into your family 12 years ago. I have to admit for a father in law you were rotten and ornery as ever. We will make sure Bev is taken care of. We’ll also make sure we tell Dylan all about your stories and he will know who his pa-paw is. Derrick and I will miss you terrible. If you could have one more day to say we love you but I guess you already knew we did.

  • I worked with Frank for several years at Advance Auto. He was one of the first people I met when I started there over 15 years ago. Frank certainly had a way with people but then again so do I. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends he leaves behind.

  • Deepest condolences to the family,wife Bev,Tony,Dawn, Brad, Logan from your neighbors Waltermyers and Chapman. God be with you and yours.

  • Dad thanks for all the great memories and the not so great ones. Thanks for teaching me how to fish, before teaching me how to ride a bike.(Lol) Thanks for letting me play T-ball and softball for many years. I know I’m the only girl but thanks for letting me act like a boy. ( Like climbing trees, catching garter snakes down by the river, and catching bugs, playing mud football in the backyard) Thanks for letting me get dirty like the boys. Thanks for all the little things and the rest of the big things. Thanks for being a Great grandpa to both Ethan & Elliott. Thanks for being a great father-in-law to my husband Matt.
    I know you are in heaven and Jesus will take great care of you along with Uncle Larry David and Uncle Ronnie.
    You will be greatly missed.
    You will always be in my heart.
    I love you and miss you.
    Until we meet again.
    Your Daughter,

  • Tony so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I remember him at the ball games when my sons and you boys played ball. My prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Rest in Peace Uncle Frank. Thank you for all of the great memories over the years. You always had a great big smile and a hug for me when I saw you, and I will miss you dearly.