MOUNT VERNON — Lewis Carlson Jones, 81, of Mount Vernon, died Monday evening, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home.
He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Hagerstown, Md., son of the late Howard W. and Helen M. (Stouffer) Jones. Lewis was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean conflict and earned the rank of staff sergeant. He retired from the United States government and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees in Newark. He was also a member of the Gospel Four Square Church in Mount Vernon and the American Legion. Lewis was an avid bowler and bowled in leagues in Mount Vernon, Fredericktown and Newark. He participated in the Senior Olympics winning gold, silver, and bronze medals in bowling and shuffle board. Lewis enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia A. (Davis) Jones; daughters, Nancy Lynn Jones of Mount Vernon, Jennifer (Tim) Houck of Carrollton, Ga., Mary Jane (Tom) Hasenzahl of Richmond, Va., Carole (Jeff) Miller of Mount Vernon and Linda Brown of Mount Vernon; sons, John E. Jones of Camden, Tenn., Brian E. (Maggie) Jones of Findlay and David McCoy of Mount Vernon; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Nancy (Andrew) Molnar of Woodbine, Md.
In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Jones; and a brother, Jack Jones.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends also on Friday one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bladensburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 46, Bladensburg, OH 43005; or the charity of one’s choice. Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lewis Carlson Jones.
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