Gary Jones, 62

Gary D. Jones, 62, North Manchester, passed away at 6:53 p.m. Jan. 19, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born May 27, 1956, in Wabash County to Philip M. and Mable A. (Bash) Jones.

He married Teresa A. Hashbarger on Aug. 10, 1990. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Shane Jones, Warren, and Brent Monce, North Manchester; three daughters, Angie Eldridge, North Manchester, Melisa (Jeremy) Callahan, North Manchester and Lizzie (Josh) Eads, Sheridan; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A 1975 Manchester High School graduate, Mr. Jones was an auxiliary officer for the town of Silver Lake in the late 1970s.

After moving to North Manchester, he was employed with EMS for 20 years and also was a volunteer firefighter in the late 1980s thru the early 1990s. He also volunteered with Traffic Assistance Patrol for 15 years.

Gary worked as a material handler at Wabash Valley Manufacturing, Silver Lake, for 24 years. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a big fan of NASCAR driver Joey Logano.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at the mortuary. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Gary D. Jones, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.

Posted on 2019 Jan 22