Eugene R.”Chicken” Jones, 88 years of age, passed away Monday July 8, 2019 at University Hospital- PMC in Ravenna, Ohio. Born on February 8, 1931 in Philippi, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles and Wanda (Wilmoth) Jones. A resident of the Nelson Township area for over 60 years, he was the owner-operator of Silica Auto Sales, and Silica Septic Service. Previously Mr. Jones had been employed at Republic Steel as a craneman retiring in 1985. Mr. Jones served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He had been a proud member of AA for 44 years. “Chicken” loved arguing politics with his brother as a favorite pastime, and will be remembered for the times spent with family, especially the grandchildren. On June 25, 1952, he married his beloved wife Betty (McClure) Jones who survives at their home. Also surviving are his devoted children Leslie (Rhonda) Jones of Garrettsville, Lowell Jones of Nelson Twp., and Linda (Tom Fitt) of Hiram; his dear brother Charles “Chuck” Jones of Freedom Twp.; 4 loving grandchildren Amie Jones, Angie Smithburger, Alan Jones and Todd Fitt, and 5 great-grandchildren Sarah, Lizzy, Craig, Gracie and Noah. He was preceded in death by his devoted son Larry Jones and his dear brothers Jack and Jerry Jones. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255, where his funeral service will be held Friday July 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Final resting place will follow at Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Township, where full military honors will be observed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard Team, assisted by members of Mantua American Legion Post No. 193.
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