JONES, Herbert James Sr.

JONES, Herbert James Sr., 83, formerly of Stockport, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the Heartland-Lansing Nursing Home.

He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s Transportation Department, Martins Ferry, Ohio, with 35 years of service. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Mary Jones; his first wife, Patricia Ann Gautschi Jones and his second wife, Donna Jean Jones; one sister, Phyllis Jones Curry; and one brother, Glenn Jones.

Surviving are his sister, Doris Jones Butler and the late Maynard Butler Jr.; three sons, Herbert (Bud) and his wife Kelly Jones of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Thomas (Tom) and his wife Pam Jones of Shadyside, Ohio, and Mike and his wife Mary of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and two daughters, Janet Jones Russell of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Karla Smith Griffiths and her husband Nathan of Martins Ferry, Ohio. He has 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved dog “Josie.”

He will return to Stockport, Ohio, where services are being held at his home in celebration of his life.