JONES SR., Richard Calvin, 87, of Scio, Ohio, died early Friday morning, January 10, 2014, in the Great Trail Care Center following an extended illness.
Born December 31, 1926, in Weirton, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Edward L. and Clara Wahl Jones.
Rich was retired from Weirton Steel where he had served as the foreman of both the torch repair shop and the scale/pump repair shops. He also worked as a consultant/sales rep. for National Torch Tip Co. in Pittsburgh.
Devoted to his family and a hard worker Rich also operated a 203 acre farm while working in the mill and after retirement. Rich was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He also was an accomplished woodworker and carver.
He was an Army veteran, a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 171 in Weirton, West Virginia, and was a 32 degree member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville
Rich is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Koval, whom he married August 20, 1948; a son Richard (Laurie) Jones Jr. of Scio; daughter, Melanie (Lester) Dodds of Carrollton; four grandchildren, Andrew (Holly) Dodds, Aaron Dodds, Cody Jones, and Amber Hosey; and a great grandson, Brycen Hosey.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Rev. Dan Loomis officiating. Burial will follow in the Perrysville Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion, VFW, and DAV. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic Services at 6:30 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in Rich's name may be made to the Carroll County Visiting Nurse Assoc., 1115 Canton Road, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.