April 26, 1941 - February
Jerry Jones, 76, died peacefully on February 23, 2018 at the
Cleveland Clinic. He was born on April 26, 1941 in
Demopolis, Alabama to Isiah and Della (Simmons) Jones. He
grew up in Mobile, AL and after high school, he was a
pitcher for a minor league baseball team that fed into the
Los Angeles Dodgers. Jerry proudly served his country in the
U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. He graduated from the
University of Toledo and began his career in retail
advertising sales with the Toledo Blade. He retired after 30
years and founded his business consulting firm, the
Woodlands Consulting Group. He worked in the public,
private, and faith based communities helping business and
people thrive in Toledo.
April 26, 1941 - February 23, 2018
Jerry was generous of his time and talent in retirement,
serving on many boards, including the United Way, American
Red Cross, Toledo Council of Boy Scouts, and Promedica. He
served on the executive committee of both the Lucas County
Improvement Corp. and 22nd Century Committee, a partnership
to revitalize our downtown community.
Jerry was an ordained minister, and he enjoyed preaching in
various churches around Toledo. He married several special
people, including his daughter Michelle. Jerry was a wise
and spiritual leader, believing in all people and the power
of love in action. He was notably the moderator in the
forums, “Changing Minds and Changing Lives: Combating
Racism” in 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife Annie, daughters Bridgette
Jones and Michelle (Ron) Szabo and his 3 grandchildren
Elisia`, Gabriella and Andrew.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S.
Reynolds Rd. on Friday, March 2, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. The
funeral will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. at
Cornerstone Church, with an hour of visitation beginning at
10:00 a.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations can be given to The Jerry Jones’
Grandchildren College Fund, First Federal Bank, 1077
Louisiana Ave. Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Please view Jerry’s Memorial Video tribute and leave a
condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.