Funeral services will be at Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. and calling hours at 10:00 a.m., for Arthur William Jones, Sr., 89, who departed this life Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at his home surrounded by family and Hospice of the Valley.
Mr. Jones, Sr., was born November 1, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Austin and Alberta Nance Jones. He married Susie Mae Jones in 1949 and they had three children.
He attended The Rayen School and left for the United States Army and became a World War II veteran.
He graduated from Shenango Valley Vocational School in plumbing, carpentry and bricklaying.
He remodeled his own home and built a two car garage.
He also was a landlord for 13 different properties in Youngstown. He worked at Commercial Sharon, Republic Steel, Brier Hill Sheet & Tube and US Steel in Youngstown and retired from Valley Mold in Hubbard in 1984. He was instrumental in purchasing the Dairy Dee Frozen Custard Stand for his daughter.
He was also a weightlifter, who could press train wheels. He was an avid fan of Frank Sinatra and John Wayne and going to the movie theater. He still maintained lifelong friendships with Rich Fitch, Willie Walker, Jim Johnson and Joe Robinson.
He leaves his only daughter, Jo (Mary Jo) (Eddie, Jr.) Jones-Mckee and three sons, Arthur (LaVada) Jones, Jr., Terry (Juice) Jones, all of Youngstown and Jared Jones of Indianapolis. He also leaves a sister, Netta Jones of Youngstown; a brother, Joe Holley of North Carolina; a host of aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a foster son he reared, Sam Cox, Jr.; brother, Austin (June) Jones, Jr.; a sister, Josephine Jones Hicks; stepfather, Norman (Cat) Holley; halfsisters, Joyce (Poncho) Holley and Dorothy (Toad) Holley; uncle, Carl Jackson and nephews, Sa’Vaughn Jones and Eddie (Tuffy) Jackson.
Arrangements handled by Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 13 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX.