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Rheuben C. Jones

December 13, 1938 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 82)

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Mr. Rheuben C. Jones, 82, of Loxahatchee, Florida, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, transitioned to eternal rest on Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Wellington Regional Memorial Hospital Wellington, Florida.

Mr. Jones, a son of Sumpter Jones and Lillie Mae Crump, was born December 13, 1938, in Youngstown, OH. He attended The Rayen School, and at the age of 15, he joined the U. S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1956. He re-enlisted in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1964. He was a Korean War veteran.

On July 23, 1968, Rheuben married the love of his life, Merrel Mathews, and to this union, two daughters were born, Vanessa and Diana. Rheuben received certification from ATES in Industrial Electronics, an Associates Degree from Kent State in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelors Degree from Kent State in 1983 with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology and a minor in Industrial Business Management. He worked for Delphi Packard Electric as an Electrical Maintenance Supervisor and retired in 2006.

While living in Youngstown, Rheuben attended Victory Christian Center, Liberty Campus. While in Florida, he attended Life Church in Wellington, Florida.

Rheuben was an avid bowler and a member of several bowling leagues in the Youngstown and Warren areas. Bowling was one of the hobbies he loved most. He also loved to travel. One of his proudest accomplishments was a trek across the United States in his RV with his wife Merrel and their dog Patches. Rheuben was also a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Rheuben leaves to mourn his passing, but to rejoice in his eternal peace, his wife of 53 years, Merrel; his son, Steven C. Jones of Boardman, OH; two daughters, Dr. Vanessa M. (Dr. Leon) Washington, of Loxahatchee, FL and Diana L. (Louis) Nogay of Masury, OH; six grandchildren, Jamon Jones of Houston, TX, Juanita Jones of Baton Rouge, LA, Gabrielle, Gianna and Mia Jones all of Warren, OH, and Steven Jones II of Boardman, OH; a goddaughter, Jasmyn Moyer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his beloved dog Gina, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rheuben was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by his parents Lillie Mae Crump and Sumpter Jones; a son, Rheuben C. Jones Jr.; a sister, Blanche Elizabeth Walden; his godfather, Moses Watson; a niece, Jacqueline Andrews; and Moses and Flossie Perkins, who helped to raise him; Lifelong friend Anthony (Tony) Nardo; and his beloved pastor, Pastor Lock P. Beachum, Jr.

Calling hours will be Monday, November 15, 2021, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and November 16, 2021, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at the Victory Christian Center, Liberty Campus, 114 E. Liberty Street, Liberty Twp., OH. On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, funeral services will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Victory Christian Center, Liberty Campus. Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society in the name of Rheuben C. Jones.

Services of Love and Dignity entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Victory Christian Center - Liberty Campus
114 E. Liberty Street
Liberty Twp, OH 44505

Visitation
Tuesday
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Victory Christian Center - Liberty Campus
114 E. Liberty Street
Liberty Twp, OH 44505

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Victory Christian Center - Liberty Campus
114 E. Liberty Street
Liberty Twp, OH 44505

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