FREDERICKTOWN — Lester Hal Jones, 75, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Lester was born April 5, 1935, in LeRoy, Ohio, to Charles Chester Jones and Laura (Downing) Jones. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957. Lester had been employed for 30 years as a machinist and quality control inspector at Gorman Rupp Co. in Mansfield. He was a member of the Owl Creek Brethren Church in Ankenytown, was a member of the Dan C. Stone Post of the American Legion in Mount Vernon and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Zimmerman) Jones; daughters, Linda (Eric) Jaycox of Ragley, La., and Sue Jones of Mount Vernon; sons, Leo Jones of Mount Vernon and David Jones of Ravenna; stepdaughters, Naomi Weirick, Rebecca Weirick and Nina Weirick, all of Loudonville, and Karen Minnear of Mansfield; stepson, Victor (Lisa) Weirick of South Euclid; seven grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and his brothers, Don (Noreen) Phillips of Green Acres, Fla., and Roger (Jean) Phillips of Burbank, Ohio.
Besides his parents, Lester was preceded in death by sisters, Janet Phillips and Shirley Phillips; and brother, Billy Phillips.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Charles W. Barnhill officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren, in care of the Rev. Charles W. Barnhill, 12640 Hilltop Drive, Fredericktown, OH 43019.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Lester H. Jones.