GAMBIER — William “Joe” Jones, 57, of Gambier, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1960, in Akron.

Joe is survived by his wife of 32 years, Tammy (Burks) Jones; three daughters whom he loved more than life, Mandy (Jake) Thomas, Hayley (Mike Kehres) Jones and Emilee Jones; his mother, Delores “Jean” Jones; sister, Denise (Chris) Blevins; a brother, Michael (Cathy) Jones; sister-in-law, Robin (Tom) Watson; aunts, Cookie Moore, Patti Rounds and Ruth Riter; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Joe lived and breathed for his family!

He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Jones; and a sister, Patti Jones.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 11, from 2-5 p.m., at Community Christian Fellowship Church, 23436 Newcastle Road in Gambier, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bob Pelfrey officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Gambier.

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