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John P. Jones

February 12, 1955 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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John Jones Obituary

John P. Jones, 68, of Huron, passed away surrounded by friends on December 3, 2023, at Stein Hospice.

John was born on February 12, 1955, in Sandusky, OH and was a member of Huron High School’s Class of 1973. He received a Bachelor of Science and, over the years, was employed by Florida Power and Light Company (1973-2006), Cafe' Huston in Tallahassee from 2006-2008, and Volusia County Schools (Daytona, 2008-2015). Before returning to Huron in 2016, John spent his summers as a volunteer at the Huron Playhouse. After retirement, he became involved in many community activities including the Sons of Amvets, the Huron Historical Society, BGSU Elder College, and the Abbey Rose Foundation. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Huron City Council, and later served on the Erie County Board of Health, the Board of the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, and The Huron Education Foundation. John was an American Legion Board Member, a member of the Board of the EHOVE Career Center, and was elected to the Huron City School District’s Board of Education (serving two years as president). 

He is survived by his brother, Roger W. (Mary Beth) France of Buena Vista, CO; nephews, Ryan (Danielle) France and Mason France; as well as nieces, Robin (Tom) Harms and Megan (Matt) Stacy. Additionally, as a mentor, he had a great influence on a number of young people who still refer to him as “Dad”.

He is preceded in death by his father, John P. Jones Sr. in 1981; mother, Sarah Budd Slyker in 2008; and step-father, Allan R. Slyker in 2016.

Anyone who met John quickly understood his love for his hometown. At his second oncology visit, his physician asked, “Is there anyone in the County who doesn’t know you?” It was a fair question about a man who worked tirelessly to bring improvement and positivity to Huron and Erie County.

At John’s request, private interment will take place at McMillen Cemetery.

A public Celebration of Life will take place at Huron High School, 710 Cleveland Rd. W., Huron 44839, on December 27, 2023, from 4 - 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Fund of The Foundation for Firelands, Huron Educational Foundation, or Cancer Services on Perkins Avenue. 

Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.fosterfh.com. 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
December 27, 2023

4:00 PM
Huron High School
710 Cleveland Rd. West
Huron, OH 44839

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