Kevin J. Jones, 56, of Clyde, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:55 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
He was born January 20, 1957, in Lima to J. Stanley & Mildred (Arnett) Jones, who survives in Wapakoneta. On Sept. 22, 1979, he married Robin L. Rider, who survives on Clyde.
He is also survived by four children; Kevin M. Jones, of Clyde, Rebecca (Cody) Peterson of, Wapakoneta, Candy (Ben) Seela, of Bowling Green, and Kayla Miller of Freemont; three grandchildren, Hannah Peterson, Andrew Miller, and a new granddaughter due in March; a sister, Elaine (Ron) Mertz, of Cridersville; a brother, Darrell (Cindy) Jones, of Indian Lake; two sister-in-laws, Lisa (Larry) Fisher, of Wapakoneta, and Beth (Howard) Brockman, of Hamilton; two brother-in-laws, Dan (Marie) Rider of Newtown Square, Pa., and Brett (Kellie) Rider, of Spencerville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Ken and Sue Rider.
He was the auditor of the First Citizens Banc Corp. in Sandusky and a member of the Risk Management Committee at the time of his death.
He was also a member of the Northwest Ohio Auditors Associations, which he helped find. In all, he worked in the banking industry for approximately 35 years, including time as auditor with Bank One and Metropolitan Bank Corp. and 19 years as an examiner with the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions.
During his time as an examiner, Kevin was designated as an Accredited Financial Institutions Examiner.
Kevin also served on the Board of Education of the Wapakoneta City Schools for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on various committees through the years.
Kevin was a starter on the 1975 Wapakoneta Senior High School Men’s Tennis team, which is the only men’s team to in the history of the school to win a Western Buckeye League Championship. Kevin is a life member of the Order of DeMolay and was a member and adviser to the Waupaugh Chapter.
He was also a member of the Chivaric Knights of the Holy Order of the Fellow Soldiers of Jacque DeMolay. During his active years he served in many local and state offices and earned the highest honor of Chevalier.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Pastor Becky Gray will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the United Way of Auglaize County or to the Stein Hospice of Sandusky 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.