Franklin Dean Jones, 77, of Reedsville

Franklin Dean Jones, 77, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away quietly Monday, December 9, 2019 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 

He was born December 28, 1941 in Charleston, WV, son of the late Benjamin and Thelma (Hall) Jones. 

Frank served in the United States Air Force and is a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Riverboat Captain of 20 years, he enjoyed being out on the water and fishing. 

A lay leader, Frank loved being a member of Reedsville United Methodist Church. Frank loved making sets for Vacation Bible School, playing various VBS characters and playing Santa Claus. 

Frank loved having his family around him. He loved and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane Jones; four children, Jeff (Linda) Jones, Joy Ann (Joe) Buskirk, Mark (Elizabeth) Jones, Mike (Johnna) Jones; 8 grandchildren: Bradley, Taylor, Franklin, Christopher, Alan, Melinda, Ashley, Cody and Casey; 8 great-grandchildren: Coen, Eli, Claudia, Bonnie Jean, Avaeh Mae, Naomi, Cora Lee and James. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Parkersburg, WV, with Pastor John Frank officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted. 
Visitation will be held Friday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, OH.