Times West Virginian
In loving memory of the Rev. Douglas Blake Jones, 82, of Northwood, Ohio, who has graciously gone home to be with the Lord on Friday (May 10, 2013) at 8:30 p.m.
He was a coal miner’s son, born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Farmington, to Oney Lee Jones and Edith Marie Davis.
He was raised on a farm in Farmington and attended Farmington local schools. Douglas married Jean Ann Jones and moved to Ohio, where he was a machine operator for Powertrain for nearly 40 years.
Douglas received Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 33, and answered the call to be a minister. He attended Toledo Bible College and became pastor of Harmony Baptist Church.
Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Ann; parents, Oney and Edith; and siblings, Sam, Lee, Lyndie and Kate. He is survived by his only child, Miss Patricia Ann Jones; three grandchildren, Debbie Kay Weaver, Gary Lynn Sobczak Jr. and Michael Douglas Barnes; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Michele and Kristen Sue Barnes of Luna Pier, Mich., and David Steven Weaver III and Darylé Ann Kay Weaver of Punta Gorda, Fla.
The family received friends at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., Tuesday from 3-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmington, where a graveside service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Patricia Jones, 1618 Pemberville Road, Northwood, OH 43619. www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.