Lonnie Jones

July 19, 1945 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 74)


Lonnie L. Jones,74, passed away at his residence on Friday, February 7, 2020 after a brief illness.  He was born July 19, 1945 in Chelsea, Oklahoma the son of the late Loyse and Loeta (Johnson) Jones.  Lonnie was formerly employed at Anchor Hocking and a painter for 30 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam in the 101st Airborn Division.  Lonnie was a 42 year member of Amanda Lodge #509 F & AM.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and quad-runner racing.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            He is survived by his wife, Donna (Bottom) Jones; daughters, Stephanie Shaeffer-Merkle of Zanesville and Paula Jones of Lancaster; grandchildren, Thad Bigham, Ashley Brooks, Ryan Jones, Heath Merkle, Summer Merkle and Morgan Ferguson; great grandchildren, Kamryn and Kasen Brooks, Rylenn and Rayden Jones and Mialynn Perry; nephew, Robert (Paige) Jones of Lancaster; niece, Sharbie Starr of Logan and many cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Tracey Shaeffer and brothers, Alan and Randy Jones.

            A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda.  Cremation has been handled with care.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave #3018, Cincinnati, OH 45229 in Lonnie’s memory.

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February 11, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Taylor-Theller Funeral & Cremation Service
111 W. Main St. P.O. Box 176
Amanda, OH 43102

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