Harry J. Jones

February 16, 1941 - October 5, 2019
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Harry J. Jones age 78, of Lima passed away Oct. 5, 2019 at Ohio State Wexner Hospital peacefully with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 16, 1941 in Lima to the late Robert Daniel and Lodema Gail Kaufman Jones. He married Linda G. Clingerman May 10, 1968 and she survives in Lima.
Harry grew up in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1960. Harry retired from Lima Army Tank Plant. He was a former Ohio State Highway patrolman and a special deputy with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He was in the Army National Guard, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Eagles, Moose and Elks. Harry enjoyed fishing, racing, traveling, going to the grandkids events and being a snowbird.
Additional survivors include children Gregory (Tammy) Jones of West Virginia, Kim (Chris) Barry of Lima and Kendra Jackson of Lima; 6 grandchildren: Courtney, Whitney, Lauren, Nicholas, Alaina and Evan; 6 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Becky Jones and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Larry Jones.
The family will receive friends 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Friday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church near Cridersville. The burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Matthew Lutheran Church


5050 St. Matthew, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019

St. Matthew Cemetery


, Cridersville, OH,

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Born: February 16, 1941
Died: October 5, 2019

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mike selby posted on 10/25/19

linda and greg and family im so sorry for loss. ijust found out today.im sorry I wasn't at the service .ill miss harry me and the rest of the racing clan had some great times together. godspeed mike selby


Joseph and Marilyn K Garcia posted on 10/12/19

Our sincere condolences to Linda and all family members of Harry. We knew him through their active church participation at St Matthews Church, Cridersville. He will be missed, and may he rest in peace.


Thomas McNamara posted on 10/11/19

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Thomas McNamara posted on 10/11/19

To the Miller family, I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Harry from the sheriff's department and had the pleasure of having him as my partner on many occasions. Harry was a fine man who enjoyed life and loved his family very much. More often than not while in the cruiser Harry and I enjoyed talking about life in general and what our families were up to and I could always here the pride in his voice as he talked about his entire family. Harry and your family are in my prayers as you get through this difficult time.


Rena Aleshire posted on 10/8/19

Linda, We are so sorry to hear about Harry! Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Jim & Rena Aleshire


Daria L Roberts posted on 10/7/19

We are just heartbroken to learn of Harry's passing. Both Jim and I thought so much of him. We will be there at either the viewing or funeral. Love and prayers to you and your family, Daria & Jim