Dave Jones, age 81, currently of Clairton, Pennsylvania, went to be with the LORD Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born May 31, 1936 in Munhall, Pennsylvania, the youngest of four children of Franklin W. and Hilda Elizabeth (Schroeder) Jones. Dave grew up in the Lincoln Place section of Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. He has moved all around the greater Pittsburgh area with his wife, the Reverend, Lota (Curry) Jones a Minister of the United Methodist Church.
Dave was an avid gardener, who loved to play the organ and sing in the church choirs at many of the churches where Lota served. He loved bowling and camping and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, who loved the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.
In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by all three of his siblings, both brothers, Robert and Walter Jones and his only sister, Virginia Mahoney. He is survived by his wife, Reverend Lota; their two children, daughter, Kimberly Vernon of Clairton and son, the Reverend David A. Jones of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and two grandchildren, Ashley Jones and Jeremy Vernon.
Friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Dave’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11 AM in the Windover Hills United Methodist Church 6751 Ridge Road (South Park) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.
Dave’s family suggests donations in his name may be made to the Windover Hills United Methodist Church. www.windoverhillsumc.org.