Thomas H. Jones, 89, of Thurman, went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Most recently, Tom was a resident at the Jenkins Care Community of Wellston. He was born September 2, 1932, in Thurman, to the late Evan Wilmer Jones and Emil (Lackey) Jones.
In 1950, he graduated from Bloomfield High School and farmed the family farm his entire life. Tom had many occupations over the years. He drove school bus for the Bloomfield/Oak Hill School District for 20 years. He would later retire from the U.S. Postal Services as a rural carrier with over 40 years of service and a million miles driven accident-free. He served his community as a Bloomfield Township trustee and operated a farm supply business at the farm. Tom was a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country. He was also a member of the Vega United Methodist Church near Thurman.
Tom married June (Lambert) Jones in 1958. June preceded him in death in March of 2016. Tom is survived by his two sons, Tim (Paula) Jones, of Thurman, and Joe (Pam) Jones, of Thurman: two grandchildren, Josh (Jennifer) Jones of Thurman, and Nicole (Josh) Morgan of Thurman; five great-grandchildren: Sydney Walters, Elin Walters, Miley Morgan, Harper June Jones, and Stella Jones.
Tom enjoyed going to the stock sale where he developed long-standing relationships with his fellow farmers. In addition, he found great pleasure in talking to the many people along his mail route. He never met a stranger and always enjoyed the people he met along his life’s journey. He will be missed not only by his family but the many friends and acquaintances he met during his lifetime.
Friends may call at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the funeral home with Pastor Josh West officiating. Burial will follow in Vega Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Jackson County Homelessness Committee or the Jackson Food Pantry.