George M. Lones Sr., 85, of Lakeview, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept.18, 2018, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1932, in Lakeview, a son of the late Floyd Sr. and Vivian Walters Lones. He married Joan Williams on Aug. 13, 1949, and they recently celebrated 69 years of marriage together.
George is survived by his wife; five children, Kathryn (Michael) Pyles of Wapakoneta, Patricia (Phil) Davidson of Pensacola, Fla., Georgi (Don) Wisen of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Jacque (Harroll) Castle of Destin, Fla., and George (Lori) Lones Jr., of Russells Point; nine grandchildren, Jeffery Johnson, Shane Johnson, Erika Robertson, Dana Warner, Leslie Harris, Jason Wisen, Erica Lewis, Aaron Lewis and George Lones III; six greatgrandchildren, Mariane Johnson, Sage Robinson, Drake Robinson, Graham Gonzales, Savannah Wisen and Sydney Wisen; a sister, Joan (John) Dodds of St. Marys; a brother, Floyd (Terry) Lones Jr. of Jackson Center; and several nieces and nephews.
George attended Stokes Local Schools. He was a cutting tool specialist working at Excello in Lima and Tool Systems of Cleveland where he retired. George was a member of the Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene. He was also a 32nd degree Mason of Ada F&AM Lodge 344, and was a member of Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533 and Indian Lake FOE Aerie 3615.
George served as the first constable of Stokes Township. He enjoyed bowling, throwing horseshoes, and in his younger years, played fastpitch softball and coached youth baseball. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
The Rev. John Doddsl begins funeral services at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, with visitation two hours prior. Burial is in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Lones’ name may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Express condolences at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.