Jack Kenneth Jones

September 24, 1929 ‒ April 09, 2015

Edison, Ohio
Formerly of Haysi, Virginia

A man of strong Christian faith and one of the sweetest people you could ever know, Jack Kenneth Jones, of Edison, went into the loving arms of Jesus, Thursday evening, April 9, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 85 years old.

On September 24, 1929, Jack was born in Haysi, Virginia, one of thirteen children of the late Samuel and Buna May (Pierce) Jones. He was the first in his family to graduate at Haysi High School in the class of 1950.

Shortly following graduation, Jack enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army from December 10, 1950 through November 28, 1952, a veteran of the Korean conflict.

In search of work, Jack moved to Edison, Ohio, to work at the HPM Corporation for 5 years. After being laid off, he went to General Motors in Mansfield, where he retired from after 32 years in 1987.

Having a green thumb, Jack loved gardening, where he would work out all of life’s frustrations. He also loved feeding the birds, working on lawn mowers for his friends and bicycles for the children of the neighborhood. He was a great handyman for the older ladies and he kept the pop machine at Korner Klippers Salon going and all the needed repairs fixed. Walking the railroad and waving to the engineer was a daily joy of his life. He cherished taking his grandchildren fishing and he and the family all loved going to North Carolina to the beach. He loved going to reunions, whether it was class reunions, Haysi to Ohio reunions, and family reunions, both his and Mary Faye’s. He never knew a stranger, because he wasn’t bashful and would always go up to people and ask their name and where they were from. He’d say, “if you don’t ask you won’t learn anything.” He was the original mint man, always giving mints out to his family and friends…and any woman who crossed his path. He also loved going to Seniors on Center to enjoy their Monday night music.

He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Faye Jones of Edison, whom he married on June 25, 1965; three children: Jennifer (Bob) Palmer, Jacquelyn (Mark Wiseman) Jones, and James (Ivy) Jones, all three of Mount Gilead; four grandchildren: Lyndsey Blevins, Indie, Asia and Eliot Jones; three step-grandchildren: Rich and Brian Forrest, and Billy Palmer; five siblings: Dorothy Hickman, Shelby (Dave) Murphy, Tony (Wanda) Jones, Walter (Penny) Jones, and Greg (Jean) Jones; a sister-in-law, Lucille Jones; and numerous nieces, nephews and an abundance of special friends.

Including his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, Joel K. “Joey” Jones in 1987; his first wife, Patricia Lemley Jones; and eight siblings: Stanley, Conrad, Gerald, Johnny, Lowell and Gladys Jones, Patricia Stanford, and Kathleen Young.

His family will greet friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 12th, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating his life and his homegoing will also be held there at 11 a.m. on Monday, with Pastor Galen McLeod officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to US Renal Care or Heartland Hospice, and they may be sent to the funeral home.

His family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Kaka, Brian Preston and all of the nurses at US Renal Care in Delaware for giving him three more great years of life through your dialysis treatments, to Heartland Hospice for their tender care of Jack in his final days, and to the Wiseman family for being there by their side every step of the way.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jack’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Dear Mary Faye and all of your family: We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s death. He was a good fellow, and so devoted to his family and community. As sad as it all is, I can only imagine the “homecoming” he and Joey shared when he arrived in heaven.
    May God bless and comfort all of you through the days ahead.

  • Oh, I’m so sorry to learn of Jack’s passing! What a wonderful friend and neighbor he & Mary Faye have been over the years. I’d like to reach out and hug each an everyone of you missing him today. He was such a treasure!

    Sending prayers for comfort, peace, and understanding now–for each of you.

    ~~Later… “What a day of rejoicing it be!”

  • May God Bless and keep His loving arms around you and comfort you through this very difficult time. For sure Jack made lots of memories for his family–I watched him with his Grandchildren playing in the yard, getting down to their level, helping them fix things, etc. I told him he was making wonderful memories for them. I know you will miss him, as will I. There are so many things I could say, but you already know them. Prayers go Up for Mary Faye ,Jennifer,Jackie, Jim and their families.

  • Dear Jennifer and Jacque, I’m sorry to hear about your father and pray God’s peace will be with you and your families in a big way over the next several days as well as the weeks to come.

  • So sorry for the family loss. It is never easy to say bye to a parent the one thing we can say is We will see you some day again. God Bless each and everyone of you.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Jacks passing, he was an amazing sweet and caring man. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless

  • Dear Jennifer,Jackie,Mary Faye and family. . Jack will be missed greatly by the Korner Klippers staff and clients.He was always ready with a hug and a mint to make our day. He was truly special to all of us. We love you all, and will miss him.

  • So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Jack was a great man. He loved God and his family and doing for others. My prayers and thoughts are with Mary Faye, Jennifer and Jackie and Jim and their families. May Gods Grace comfort you during this time.

  • My deepest sympathy for you all. He may be gone from his earthly home and body, but his memories will live on in us all. He always had a hug for me as well you ( Mary Faye) I will never forget the love Jack and you showed me. If I had a problem Jack and you would talk to me and help me through it. You are what true friends really are. We will not say Jack is gone, but is walking in the glory of God and with his beloved son “Joey”. I will never forget that day out at Krogers when you were waiting for Joey’s body to arrive home. It was such a long wait and we clung to each other for a long time, just letting the love and feelings flow. I love you both so much. May God give you the strength to get through this tragic time.

  • I am grieving with you today. Jack was a wonderful man, loving and kind. Always had a hug and a good word for me and good “guy” conversation for Danny. The world has lost another wonderful Jones man, but what a re-union they must be having! I can just see Dad and Jack fishing Jesus’ finest fishing hole, and laughing about Popeye cartoons. Great memories. He will be sorely missed! Love to you all! Praying for peace and God’s great comfort for you.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. May God keep you in His loving arms to comfort you during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Deb and Keith Fissell and family

  • Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow.

  • Mary Faye and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Jack truly was a great guy. Mary Faye, you and Jack made such a great couple.
    Sending our love and prayers to all of you.

  • Mary Faye, Jennifer, Jackie, Jim and family.
    Jack was such a Special Man and we will miss him so much. To know Jack was to feel the love he had for everyone and everything around him. We have so many memories and will always treasure them. May God give you peace at this time and we will be praying for you all. Love Dave & Ann

  • Jennifer and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Jack! He was always doing something. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • MaryFaye, Jennifer, Jackie and Jim,
    Uncle Jack will be missed. When I think of growing up in Edison I always think of Jack And Daddy laughing in the side yard, watching us kids play…so much joy! Sad that another wonderful Jones man is now gone, but I have great joy when I think of the wonderful reunion they are all enjoying in heaven. My sympathies, wishing you all comfort and Peace.

  • So sorry to hear that Jack has passed. Jack was a wonderful man.
    Gene was telling me about the time when he was teaching the Sunday school class.
    For Christmas the class gave Gene a gift and he was saying his thank you, Jack said” don’t worry they give a present to all teachers”. He had a sense of.
    Humor.!..! He will be missed not only for the family but the town of Edison

  • Mary Faye, Jennifer, Jackie, and Jim. Our deepest sympathy goes to you all. We were so blessed to know Jack and spend time with him at the beach. He was so happy he got to spend 2 weeks there. Jennifer you made your dad very happy by doing that. I called him the ‘Candy Man” passing his mints out and his great hugs. Cherish those memories he has left you with. he will be missed. Love and hugs to you all.

  • My heart is filled with sadness. Jack was the true example of being “special” and he will always be part of priceless memories that live forever. So many treasures of memories to hold close in my heart…I was so blessed to call Jack my friend and to know his goodness. May God surround MaryFaye and the family in strength, peace, and faith in His promises.

  • Mrs. Jones,Jennifer, Jackie and Jimmy what heart breaking news about a man i have know threw my childhood. thanks to Mr Jones he made a spot in my heart for what he has done for me as a kid and more then willing to give me rides to church and vacation bible school..so glad i started stopping by and seeing them and they both were happy to see me..you will truly be missed God bless you all sue

  • Dear Mary Faye,Jennifer and Jackie, Jim and families….. We send our love and deep sympathy to you all at Jack’s passing…. What a kind and sweet and caring man Jack was…Sweet memories!!! It makes us smile to think of the great reunion that he and Joey are having!!! Hugs to you all. Sharon and Denny Shipman

  • My heart is heavy hearing of Mr. Jones’ passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength and peace.

  • Dear Mary Faye, Jennifer, Jackie, Ivy and all,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss of Jack but KNOW he is at peace (and cracking jokes with his chuckle and humor we all new and loved:)
    He was certainly loved !
    We will miss seeing him on his daily walks – we’re so grateful to have had known this sweet kind man.
    The Lord Bless you and Keep you… and give you Peace:)
    The Webbs