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GIRARD – James V. Jones, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home.

Jim was born March 14, 1958, in Warren, the son of the late Gaius and Mary Ellen (Sly) Jones.

He was a 1976 graduate of Howland High School. Jim served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was a motor transport mechanic. Jim had retired after 15 years from K-Mart Distribution. He had a love for many things including, playing the lottery, going to the casinos, bowling, and his 79 Trans Am. Jim was truly a jack of all trades, he was great at keeping his yard looking nice, was an excellent cleaner, and was able to fix just about anything. He was always helping everyone that needed the help.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 33 years, Tracy (Mihalick) Jones, whom he married June 28, 1986; his sisters, Rosalie (Terry Tomor) Scott of Diamond, Judy Maybee of Sharon, Pa., and Carol (Tony) Lawrence of Niles; his brothers, Jack (Judy Leforge) Jones of South Lyon, Mich., Marvin (Donna) Jones of Austintown, and Russell (Sharon) Jones; his sister-in-law, Paula (Rick Racick) King of Girard; brother-in-law Scott (Stacey) Mihalick of Canfield; 14 nieces and nephews; 29 great-nieces and great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; and godsons Jack (Brandon) Jones, and Spencer Roman. He also leaves behind his furry children, Remi, Charley, and Moses.

Jim was preceded in death by his nieces, Rachael Jones, and Monica Maybee, and a nephew, Wayne Scott.

Military honors will be performed at Girard City Cemetery Chapel on Friday, July 12, at noon.

The family has decided on a private reception for Jim, and ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time.

Jim has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) would be appreciated.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the Jones family. 

Guestbook Entries

My Loving brother

“My dear brother, my heart is so broken! I love you so much and never thought in a million year did I ever thought I'd have to say good bye to you so soon and you being so young! I looked forward to our monthly dinners, our trip to Florida, and just hearing from you, you alway put a smile on my face! I will never forget you my sweet brother! I loved you more then you will ever know! I love you and miss you so much! Until we meet again I will alway see that beautiful smile of your! That will keep me going! Love you sister Carol RIP my Brother”

 » Carol on July 16, 2019

Rest In Peace my Friend

“I wish to offer my condolences for your loss. I had the privilege to work with Jim during the time he was at the DC. Jim was able to make your day with a kind word and a smile as he walked by you. So many memories of this truly amazing man. May you Rest In Peace as you truly touched my heat and I had the privilege to call you my friend. ”

 » Michael Mace on July 12, 2019


“My sympathies to Jim's Family, I worked with him at Kmart Distribution Center and he was a wonderful man. So nice to everyone and always willing to lend a helping hand! Jim will be missed by many! ❤🙏”

 » Robin Kolonich on July 11, 2019


“Tracy and family, I am so sad to have gotten this news! Jim was a great guy!! My "Pepper Man"...I and my family are keeping you guys in prayer to hopefully find some peace.!! God Bless!!”

 » Carol on July 11, 2019

We are saddened

“Tracy, our deepest sympathy to you. We are sadness to hear of Jim’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. Love-The Scarnecchia’s”

 » Barbara,Aldo,Sarah Scarnecchia on July 11, 2019

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