Franklin “Jay” Jones, 65, of Cheshire, passed away, at 6:09 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family and his canine companion. Born June 28, 1955, in Sistersville, West Virginia, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Pauline Tucker Jones, He was employed by the Waterloo Coal Company where he was Dock Foreman for 18 years. He enjoyed his children, restoring old cars, and going to car shows.
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years Kimberly Stowe Jones, whom he married on September 11, 1976, in Buffalo, West Virginia, his daughter, Stephanie (Don) Wamsley, of Cheshire, son, Jason (Melissa) Jones, of Dublin, Ohio. Grandchildren, Chase Williams and Gracee Wamsley, great-grandson, Dawson Williams, a sister, Yvonne King, of Gallipolis, a brother, Denver (Mary) Ash, of Webster Springs, WV., his canine companion, Zeplin, and numerus nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Andy Jones, Junior Jones, sisters, Loretta Blake, Barbara Jones, and Charlotte Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, locally owned and operated at 75 Grape St. Gallipolis. Pastor Chad Foreman will officiate and interment will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Chase Williams, Don Wamsley, Bailey Young, Jerry Ramsey, Tom Martin, and Stanley Houck will serve as active casketbearers, Tim Bailey will serve as a honorary casketbearer. Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Monday at the funeral home.
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