James “Jamie” Drexel Jones
James “Jamie” Drexel Jones, 64, of Hallsville, entered into Heaven on December 30, 2020 at the Ohio State Medical Center just hours prior to his father. He was born on June 24, 1956, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Donald William Jones and Loretta (Scott) Jones, who survives. On October 8, 1994, he was united in marriage with his loving wife, Dianna (DeLong) Jones, who survives.
In addition to his wife and mother, Jamie is survived by his beloved children, Phil Jones (Amanda Howard), of Chillicothe, Jon Timmons, of Chillicothe, Josh (Sara) Jones, of Plain City, and Jared Timmons (Jenny Riber), of Maineville; grandchildren, Sadi Cory, Zoey Jones, Willow Timmons, Jonathan Timmons Jr., Hazel Jones, Scarlett Jones, and Elly King; siblings, Mark Jones and Lori (Barry) Clark; and numerous other special family members and friends whom he cherished. Jamie was preceded in death by his infant brother, K.C. Jones.
Jamie graduated from Zane Trace High School Class of 1974 as Valedictorian and Senior Class President and earned his Associate’s Degree in 2000 in Computer Science from Ohio University. He retired from DuPont, Circleville, after 37 years of service. Jamie was a member of the Logan Elm Masonic Lodge #624, Ross County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, and Aladdin Shrine. Jamie was also extensively involved in the community including serving as a Boy Scout Leader Troop 33, President of the Kingston Youth Soccer League, youth group leader, and held various positions within the United Methodist Church. He was also passionate about blood donation as he personally donated over 22 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and organized numerous blood drives. However, Jamie’s most treasured role was that of a devoted family man, especially embracing his role as a father and grandfather.
Funeral services for Jamie and his father, Donald, will take place on Wednesday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston, with Rev. Jammie Wilhelm officiating. Burial will follow in Hallsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. at Hill’s with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. Covid-19 precautions will be observed with visitors maintaining social distancing and the requirement of face coverings.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge #624 Building Fund (P.O. Box 349, Kingston, OH 45644). Condolences can be made on Jamie’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.
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