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Paul R. Jones

• Updated Oct 8, 2017 at 5:17 PM

WILLARD — Paul R. Jones, age 87 of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The Willows at Willard surrounded by his family.

He was born January 30, 1930 in Willard, Ohio to the late Harry and Hazel (Kuhn) Jones.

He retired from the City of Willard where he was the water plant operator. He was the past Exalted Ruler of the Willard Elks and a member of the Willard American Legion and the Donald Duck Club.

He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was a Deacon and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. His hobbies were fishing, boating, golfing, painting and telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn (Raible) Jones whom he married November 18, 1950; 3 daughters, Paula (Richard) Reber of Plymouth, Mary Ellen Chapman of Willard and Jean (Martin) Bever of Newark; 6 grandchildren, Renee (Jeremy) Wooddell, Mandy Reber and friend Nick Tata, Paul (Valerie) Adams, David Bever, Sarah Bever and fiance' Todd Anderson, and Brad Bever and fiance' Anna Cockfield; 2 great grandchildren, Paisley and Oakley Adams; several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hazel Jones; brother, James Jones; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann King, Betty Daniel and Helen Hass.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio with a prayer service at 8:00 P.M. The funeral mass will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Monsignor Marvin G. Borger, Fr. George Mahas and Fr. James Pieffer officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Church or to Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

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