Paul W. "Digger" Jones, age 69 of Findlay, passed away suddenly at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Blanchard Valley ER in Findlay, Ohio. Paul was born on June 27, 1950 in Lima, Ohio to Melvin R. and Shirley (Jameson) Jones. His father is deceased and his mother Shirley Honse survives in Findlay.
On February 13, 1982 Paul was married to Rita S. Bowers and she survives. He was preceded in death by two daughters, April Jones and Tammy Clifford, as well as a step son, Keith Elliott. Surviving Paul are five step children: Tonia (Shawn) Meenihan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Scott (Sharon) Elliott of Arlington, Ohio, Martin (Suzanne) Elliott of Richmond, Virginia, Bianca (Kevin) Birchfield of Arlington, Ohio, and Jason Marshall of Findlay, Ohio; three grandsons: Nathan Kuenzli of Montana, Cody Clifford of Findlay, Ohio, and Trevor Clifford of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; five step grandchildren: Collin Meenihan, Devin Meenihan, Taylor Elliott, Hailey Birchfield, and Karlee Birchfield; and siblings Duane (Jan) Jones of Findlay, Ohio, Bradley (Kim) Lutes of Findlay, Ohio, and Annette Black of Michigan.
Paul was the owner of Paul Jones Excavating. He had a great interest in national politics. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and served as the Chapter Director for several years. He was an avid Buckeyes fan and enjoyed mowing his lawn.
Visitation for friends and family will be held from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, from 10-11:00 a.m. at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Christian Dittmar officiating.
Memorials can be made to Hope House 1800 N. Blanchard St. Suite 106; City Mission 510 W. Main Cross Street; both of Findlay, Ohio 45840 or Open Arms Domestic Violence Organization, P.O. Box 496; Findlay, Ohio 45839.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.