Paul Jones

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/10/2017 14:00:00

21 Perry Street Willard OH 44890 10/11/2017 11:00:00

Paul R. Jones, age 87 of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The Willows at Willard surrounded by his family. He was born January 30, 1930 in Willard, Ohio to the late Harry and Hazel (Kuhn) Jones. He retired from the City of Willard where he was the water plant operator. He was the past Exalted Ruler of the Willard Elks and a member of the Willard American Legion and the Donald Duck Club. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was a Deacon and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. His hobbies were fishing, boating, golfing, painting and telling jokes.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn (Raible) Jones whom he married November 18, 1950; 3 daughters, Paula (Richard) Reber of Plymouth, Mary Ellen Chapman of Willard and Jean (Martin) Bever of Newark; 6 grandchildren, Renee (Jeremy) Wooddell, Mandy Reber and friend Nick Tata, Paul (Valerie) Adams, David Bever, Sarah Bever and fiance’ Todd Anderson, and Brad Bever and fiance’ Anna Cockfield; 2 great grandchildren, Paisley and Oakley Adams; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hazel Jones; brother, James Jones; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann King, Betty Daniel and Helen Hass.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio with a prayer service at 8:00 P.M. The funeral mass will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Fr. George Mahas, Fr. James Peiffer, and Monsignor Marvin G. Borger officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Church or to Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Vicki Elmlinger - Oct 13, 2017

May the happy and joyous moments help you at this time of sorrow.
Vicki Elmlinger
Pat Elmlinger

Linda Doster - Oct 12, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your dad. My prayers and Sympathy to you all.

Jeff Cox - Oct 11, 2017

Jones Family
So sorry for your loss, my condolences and prayers to the family

Jeff & JoAnn Peiffer - Oct 11, 2017

Joann and family:

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. The last we saw both you and Paul was at a Peiffer reunion. I remember him as always laughing and enjoying himself. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff and Jo Ann Peiffer

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Oct 10, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Paul was one in a million. He will be missed.

Jackie Eckstein - Oct 10, 2017

Wow, I’m at a loss for words. How do you describe a man who has touched so many lives? Paul was a gentle soul, full of life & laughter, smiles and compassion. I will truly miss him but always remember how he touched my life. To all his lovely ladies, JoAnn, Paula, Mary Ellen & Jeannie … hold on to all your precious memories and know how happy he is spending time with the Lord he loved so much. God Bless You All! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Mortensen's - Oct 10, 2017

Sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful husband & father
Grandfather & and friend to many, sure he will be very missed. Our hearts & prayers are with you through this painful journey that you’re about to endure. Stay strong through the wonderful and now precious memories that you all got to share as a family. Our thoughts will be with you in these difficult days to come.
Bob & Darlene & Adam

Susie zdroik - Oct 10, 2017

So saddened. Paul always made everyone feel like he/she was the most important person in the room. And his jokes! Willard has lost a pillar of the community. Our prayers are with all of you and with Paul’s soul.

Marsha Ganni - Oct 10, 2017

JoAnn and family, Sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Chris Daniel - Oct 10, 2017

Paul was a brother to my Aunt Betty Daniel. I remember him at family gatherings and the last time I saw him was at the Plymouth Catholic Church (St. Joseph’s I think) He lived and shared his faith every day. May that strong faith and the love of family and friends be a comfort to you at his time.
Chris Daniel
Rutland, Massachusetts

Rose Pittenger - Oct 10, 2017

I am so sorry to here about Paul. He was a very sweet special man. He could always make you smile. Love to the family you are in my prayers.

Missy Thornton - Oct 10, 2017

Paul has always been a part of my life, from hanging out with Aunt Jan and Uncle Bob, to Mr. Paul’s (every Thursday for Marilyn)to delivering the service at Mom’s funeral. A great man, pillar of the community, he will be greatly missed, my prayers are with you all.

Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum - Oct 9, 2017

Sorry for your lost. Thoughts and prayers.

Teresa and Jim Rose - Oct 9, 2017

Jeannie and family,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Paula Bores Arnold - Oct 9, 2017

Paula & family,may God keep his arms wrapped around all of you during this difficult time.

Julie Wells - Oct 9, 2017

Sorry for your loss.

Betty & Bob Thornton - Oct 9, 2017

Our prayers are with the Jones’s family. Paul was a super great guy! So much fun! We sure did love him!

Cindy Bevier Trimner - Oct 8, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories comfort you at this sad time.

Joanie E Ebert - Oct 8, 2017

Mr. Jones was always a fun and kind soul. Always gave great hugs. So sorry for her loss.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Oct 8, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this most difficult time.

Scott Fairbanks - Oct 8, 2017

May Paul Rest In Peace. I wish I could have gotten to know the uncle of a good friend and business associate of mine.
Scott Fairbanks

ReNea Owens - Oct 8, 2017

Rest In Peace Paul. To Joann, Paula, Mary Ellen, Jeannie and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Paul was a wonderful man and has made a positive impact on many lives. I always enjoyed being around him and speaking with him. He always knew how to make everyone smile and was very loving to all. God bless all of you

Deborah White - Oct 8, 2017

I’m so saddened by his passing. He was a wonderful man. He told the best stories and always shared a smile and a laugh. Praying for strength for each of you through this difficult time.