David R. Jones, age 76 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Glenn Park of Defiance.
He was born on June 29, 1945 to the late Walter and Dorothy Jones in Buffalo, New York. On July 27, 1968 he married Barbara (Wyse) Jones, who survives.
Dave was a faithful member of Zion's Lutheran Church and a member of the church council, the property committee, and was a sexton. He was also a member of Elks Lodge #147 and was an Eagle Scout. Dave earned his Master's Degree at Defiance College and taught General Business classes at Ayersville Local School for 36 years until his retirement. Dave enjoyed being a real estate agent for Yoder Realty for 50 years and was an Auction Clerk for Estate sales. Dave loved to keep busy. Besides his tremendous sense of humor and wit, many friends and former students will remember him for his kind and compassionate nature and his great business sense. Affectionately known as "D.R." Dave was loved and respected by his family, friends, students and colleagues. He loved his family and was very proud of his sons and their accomplishments.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Jones of Defiance, his three sons, Michael (Kristin) Jones of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Craig (Marybeth) Jones, and Stephen (Kathryn) Jones, all of White Plains, New York, and his grandchildren; Luke, Ry, Nora, Audrey and Hank Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Paul Jones.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:00 am at Zion's Lutheran Church in Defiance, with Rev. Dana Bjorlin officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Three Rivers Conservation Club Inc. or Pontiac Park. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.