Nolan Morris Jones, Jr.

Born: Tue., Jan. 3, 1933
Died: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Location: Columbus Grove Christian Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Nolan Morris Jones, Jr., 85, died at 11:32 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Meadows of Ottawa.  He was born January 3, 1933 in Kalida, Ohio, to Morris and Eloise (Finn) Jones.  They both preceded him in death.

On December 23, 1955, he married Nancy Lou Williams and she survives in Columbus Grove.

Nolan is survived by one daughter, Lisa Jones of Seminole, FL; one brother, Jon Jones of Findlay; two sisters,  JoAnn (Milo) George of Pandora and Jean Oliver of Lima; and one sister in-law, Joan Gilpin of Fort Wayne, IN. He is also survived by  many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Jones; two brothers in-law, Orton Gilpin and Paul Oliver; and four sisters in-law, Marilyn Jones, Martha (Vernon) Nungester, Dorothy (Richard) Eubank and Sharon Rose Williams.

Nolan was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1951, he attended Ohio Northern University and graduated from Northwestern School of Commerce, (now UNOH).  He served in the US Army from 1956-1958.  He retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant, in 1990, after which, he worked at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Columbus Grove Christian Church, where he served as Deacon and worked at the Annual Pancake Supper for many years.  He was a member of the Columbus Grove Lion's Club, the former Rufus Putnam Masonic Lodge, as a 32nd degree Mason and was the past treasurer of the Lord's Pantry.

Nolan and his wife, Nancy, co-founded the Putnam County chapter of The Compassionate Friends, working at the state and national level to help bereaved parents and their families.

He enjoyed watching sports, especially anything concerning the Columbus Grove Bulldogs, The Ohio State football and basketball, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cincinnati Reds .

Services will begin at 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Columbus Grove Christian Church.  Pastor Geoff Eubank will officiate, with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, where military rites will be conducted by the combine Color Guard of the Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm, Monday, December 17, 2018, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please give memorials to the Columbus Grove Christian Church, the Columbus Grove Lions Club or Putnam County Hospice.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Meadows of Ottawa for the wonderful care Nolan received while he was at their facility.

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Kari Barrientes
   Posted Sun December 16, 2018
It was a pleasure to take care of Nolan at The Meadows. He always brightened my nights. I had a special bond with Mr. Jones that I cannot quite explain. I will miss him dearly. To his wife Nancy, and daughter Lisa, you are both in my prayers, as well as the rest of his family.

Kari Barrientes, 3rd shift STNA at The Meadows

Larry and Patti Webster
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
Dear Lisa,
We were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know you and your Mom are in our hearts and prayers over these difficult days. I know you will be surrounded with those that love you there, and you know with great confidence that you are upheld here with overwhelming love and support here.
Deep hugs,
Larry and Patti Webster
Steve and Joy, too.

Susan Crawbuck
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
We are friends of Lisa and are very sorry to hear of the loss of her dear Dad. We are keeping your family in our prayers and hope you find comfort in the warm memories you have of him.

Sue and Bob Crawbuck

Louise (Michael) Myers, Marlene (Michael) Altstaetter
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
Nancy & Family, So sorry to hear of Nolan's passing. Marlene and I just want to let you know we care.
Your Old/ole' Dingledine Friends, Louise & Marlene (Michael)

Christina Choate Austin
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
Nancy, I am sorry to hear of Nolan's death. He was always such a kind and gentle person to talk to. He will be missed by the community he did so much for. I always smiled about the stories he shared with Sean and I about growing up in the house at 200 N. High. when we lived there. Take care of yourself. Christina Austin

Angela Lecrone
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa and family during this time. My God give you comfort in knowing he made it home. Hugs and lots of love from Florida

Thomas WHITE
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Dear Nancy,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Nolan. Even though such a loss is very difficult, God is our strength to go on. If there is anything that I might do for you please ask. I am also a Mason as was Nolan, and even though I never met him, he must have been a wonderful man.

Your former Vine Street neighbor and MYF friend,

Tom White
Simi Valley, CA

   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband and father,
I pray you find comfort in Jehovah’s promise at John 5:28,29 “there will be a resurrection.” So we will see our dear loved ones again.

Dale & Kim Neidemire
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Our Deepest Sympathy's being sent to you. So sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered. God Bless. Dale & Kim Neidemire

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