John William Jones, age 90 years, of Wauseon, passed away early Friday morning, October 10, 2014, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, following a long illness.
He was born May 6, 1924 at Concord, DE, the son of Elwood and Grace (Whaley) Jones. He married Winifred Ella Stafford on April 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2004.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He received a BS in Agriculture in 1950 from Cornell University. A resident of the Wauseon area for 60 years, he worked in the family owned and operated Poultry and Egg Farm about 35 years. He was a licensed charter captain to operate up to a 200 ton vessel, and with his wife, operated Chanticlear Academy and graduated over 700 charter boat captains. He was a member and past President of the Wauseon Lion’s Club, and member of Fulton County Farm Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the American Legion of Wauseon.
He is survived by four children, Dr. Cody (Janice) Jones of West Bloomfield, MI, Lucy (Rev. Donald) Laukhuf of Wauseon, Lily Kay Jones of Boling, TX, and Cory Jones of Wauseon; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Grove of Mobile, AL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son Clay Quintin Jones; and 6 siblings.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 2 PM at Restoration Church in Defiance with Rev. Janet Strickland officiating. Interment will follow at 4 PM in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-2 PM at the church on Saturday. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFuneralHome.com