Jones Evan William Jones, of Worthington, Ohio, died on October 5, 2016 as the result of a fall in his home. He was born in Topeka, KS on June 14, 1949 to Donald Lee Jones and Eleanor Illston Jones of Rossville, KS. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1967 and that year moved with his family to Worthington. He attended Ohio State University. An accomplished drummer, Evan traveled across the country for nearly 10 years performing as part of the musical trio Fountain, Gardner and Jones. He worked for the Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus for 25 years in the IT Department and Call Center. For years his was the first voice heard by thousands of veterans and their families. He took great pride in helping them navigate to the appropriate services. He retired from the VA in 2015. He was a member and a Stephen Minister at the Worthington United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Jones and the love of his life Marty Wilkins. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Jones of Worthington; four brothers, David (Joyce) Jones of Columbus, Matt (Kelly) Jones of Roseville, OH, Peter (Jenny) Jones of Worthington, Morgan Jones of Worthington; two sisters: Annie (Adrian) Bennett of Columbus and Amy Jones of Arlington, VA; his stepmother, Karen Jones of Worthington; and a large extended family. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High Street in Worthington. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Evan's honor to the Salvation Army or another charity that is meaningful to the donor. See RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOMES website www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to share a memory.
Evan William Jones, 1949-2016
Arrangements were made by Central Ohio Cremation Service. The burial took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
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