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Obituary: Michael L. Jones, Columbus

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Michael L. Jones, 55, of Waycross Drive, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home.

Mike graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Paramedics in 1985 and retired from the City of New Castle as an emergency paramedic. He was also an Army veteran of Desert Storm and was previously employed with the Department of Defense.

Mike enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, camping and fishing. He loved music.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with calling from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Born in Columbus Oct. 26, 1958, Mike was the son of Theodore A. Jones and Betty L. Cheek Jones.

He is survived by his mother, of Columbus; sons, Christopher and Joshua, both of Columbus, Nicholas T. (Patra) Jones of Columbus, Brandon K. Jones of Columbus, and Aaron M. Jones of New Castle, IN; a daughter, Heather R. (Stephen) Barnard of Columbus, IN; brothers, Steven R. (Lori) Jones of Richmond, IN,  and Kevin D. Jones of Columbus; sisters, Kimberly S. (Dan) Hedrick and Anita J. (Craig) Carter, both of Columbus; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

You may view his video tribute after 11 a.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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