Oscar Vernon Jones

March 27, 1937 ‒ April 06, 2020

East Liberty, Ohio

Oscar Vernon Jones, 83 of East Liberty, Ohio passed away peacefully the evening of April 6, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 27, 1937 in Thornville, Ohio, the son of the late Oscar B. & Gladys (Green) Jones. Oscar attended and later graduated from Jackson Town High School in 1956. Oscar met and later married the love of his life Mary Jane (McElroy) Jones , and they spent 63 wonderful years together before his passing. Oscar worked for Toomb’s Truck and Equipment in Columbus, Ohio as a Hydraulic Mechanic.

Oscar is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Mary Jane; son Jerry(Letha)Jones; daughter Tami (Sam) Hennis ; grandchildren: Preston, Jami(Jamie), Jeremy(Anna), Stephanie (Eric); great grandchildren Ayla, Jason; niece Sheila Houck.

Preceded in death by parents Oscar B. & Gladys Jones, sisters; Mary Shoemaker & Betty

Oscar enjoyed spending time with his family.

Services were handled privately by the family

Memorial Contributions may be directed towards Universal Home Health & Hospice Care -Bellefontaine Office.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Devore-Snyder Funeral Home is Sunbury is handling arrangements.

  • Uncle Oscar was never one for anything fancy. A decent meal,good conversation and a great laugh was all that was ever needed. His vehicles were basic and did the job. He loved camping every weekend he could. Every time I came up to visit I was treated like a king. He married perhaps the nicest woman in the world and they were always happy when I saw them. You are truly missed and will be forever. Love you Uncle Oscar. Behave yourself up there.

    • What can I say that Homer hasn’t, said. The smile on his face, the laugh, and who can forget the big tone of his voice. A big teddy bear. I loved coming to Ohio to see all you guys. Uncle Oscar you are one of a kind and my only wish would be, if I had grown up around you. I love and miss you big guy.

  • Oscar,
    What can I say other than you were the greatest. Being friends with you and Mary Jane were some of the best times in my life. I love you both and you along with your laughter will be missed. RIP big guy.

  • How can I fit into a couple paragraphs what Grandpa was for me?

    During my childhood, Grandpa was my best friend. I remember the summers going to Grandpa and Grandma’s house for the week and spending the days out with Grandpa at the trailer park. We would be mowing houses, fixing side panels for trailers that just moved in, or cutting wood logs for the winter time. Then after a long day, Grandpa and Grandma would take me and my sister to the pond and we would feed the ducks and watch them chase us around the pond and hearing Grandpa laugh with that big toned laugh he always had.

    Grandpa loved to be out in the open, the countless number of times we would go camping. I loved going camping, Grandpa knew how to spoil us when Grandma wasn’t looking. Grandpa was an adventurist.

    • As a child I thought that my Grandparents were rich because of the things they took me and my sister to do, but in actuality they lived very modestly. All Grandpa wanted was a good chair to sit in, a cold beer, and some conversation to have.
      Grandpa had one of the biggest hearts in the world and would help anyone, anywhere, anytime……and he never once asked for anything in return.
      I loved to go to their house for the holidays, Grandpa was always trying to trick the grand kids. I can’t even count the number of times he stole my nose, but he always gave it back……haha.

      • I remember as I got older that me and Grandpa’s enjoyed being outside in his garage working on something, or a lot of nothing. Grandpa always was tinkering around with something, while listening to his old county songs.
        I never once seen Grandpa get angry, and was always happy. Whenever you seen him he always had a contiguous smile that you couldn’t help to just smile back and know that everything was ok. When you walked into Grandpa and Grandma’s house all worries went out the door and you entered a house that just felt safe.

        • I’m sure that St. Peter came to pick up Grandpa on a tractor since that’s what he was always on…..

          This is not a goodbye Grandpa, but I’ll see you soon.

          I love you Grandpa!

  • As the tears stream down my face, I write this with every fiber of my being. In my eyes my grandfather was the greatest man to EVER walk this Earth. The lessons he taught me from a very early age I cherish. He had an amazing outlook on everything, always. The most important thing I ever learned from him was that I should never allow a struggle in life to define who I am. He loved me despite my flaws, despite my stupidity(at times), but most of all, because I was family. The way he always treated grandma taught me the values and importance of chivalry and that when you truly love someone you’ll do anything to see them smile. He is my HERO.

    • My grandfather was many things to many people but I was fortunate to call him my grandpa. I know he’s looking down and telling us to stop grieving and smile but we can’t. I’m sure he’s having a cold one and hanging out with all weekend lost before him. I salute you grandpa. Until we meet again you’ll forever live in everything I do. I love you.

      • My condolences to you and your family. Your grandparents were good people. Fly high Oscar and rest in peace.

  • Meeting Oscar, my father in law for the first time was like being welcomed by long lost family. He was down to earth people. It’s easy for me to see how how much influence he had on his son and grandsons. I’m thankful for both his and Jane’s influence on Jerry’s character. Sharing time with them in their home, and realizing Jerry’s humor wasn’t pulled out of thin air but something he grew up around. He made everyone comfortable and the spirit in the room happy and fun.
    That fun loving spirit will live on in his son and grandsons. They all seem to have it, they inherited it from a pro.
    I’ll cherish his memory, whether it’s of him sitting in his easy chair hollering for Jane, tinkering with his tools in his garage, or feeding the ducks. And I will never forget that last hug from him before we left to return to Texas.
    I hope to receive a welcome home hug from him just like that on the other side.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was always fun to be around. He will be missed

  • Jim is well remembered by the Temple family. He will be missed. Sending our sympathy to Jane and the family.

  • Grandpa was a rock you could always depend on being there even through the toughest storms. Always willing and never wavering (unless he was spoiling us grandkids). He worked so hard but made it all look easy. I remember when he forgot to pick cucumbers out of the garden, and when we did I swear each one weighed 5lbs and were full of water. He always held me tight and I too lost my nose more times than I can count but yes, always gave it back. He taught me how a man should treat me, and because of that I have an amazing husband. Thank you grandpa for all the memories. You will be missed greatly! I love you always!