NEAL JONES

Neal LaRue Jones, age 88, longtime resident of Point Place, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 28, 2017. Neal was born March 10, 1929, in Xenia, Ohio, to Leon and Bertha Faye (Helterbran) Jones. Married to Alice Jayne Rees on August 22, 1952, they just celebrated their 65th anniversary. He served in the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps. He was employed with Libby- Owens-Ford in research and development and retired from Teledyne as a electronic technician in 1992. Neal was a member of First Christian Church of Sylvania and served as a deacon and part time church photographer. He also was a member of Outings Yacht Club and Ottawa River Yacht Club, having served as dockmaster. Neal loved camping, boating and anything electronic. He was also amateur radio operator, WA8KMM, since 1963. He is survived by his wife, Alice Jayne Jones; daughters, Linda (Dale) Adams, Denise E. Hart, Diana (Mark) Mac- Gregor; grandchildren, Danelle (Aaron) Brister, Christopher (Jessica) Severin, Devon (Edward) Falkenburg and four other grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and sister, Joanne. He is preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Makena, and a niece, Amy. The family received guests on Tuesday, October 3, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at the funeral home with Dr. Joseph Hara officiating. Burial followed at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Neal’s family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave a special message for Neal’s family, please visit www.NewcomerToledo.com

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