Jones Family

Jackson Fire Chief David Channell (far left) is shown with the family of the late David Kim Jones. Channell presented the family with a certificate of appreciation honoring Jones for his many years of support.

JACKSON — A Jackson man who supported the Jackson Firefighter’s Association for many years was honored posthumously over the weekend.

The late David Kim Jones was honored on Saturday, Aug. 3, during the 26th annual Pig Iron Day.

Jackson Fire Chief David Channell, before the start of the pig iron plaque auction, presented Jones’ family with a certificate of appreciation for Jones’ many years of support to the Jackson Firefighters Association.

In addition to the certificate presentation, Jackson Mayor Randy Heath said a few words and stated that his office would be presenting the Jones family with a proclamation honoring him as well.

Jones passed on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus. He was 65 years old. Jones was a longtime owner and operator of Lewis Drug Store in downtown Jackson.

He graduated with honors as class valedictorian from Jackson High School in 1971. He continued his education at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1975 with a BS in Business/Finance. In 1983, he graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Morgan Jones, and his father, Dwight Jones, he returned to Jackson to become the third generation pharmacist at Lewis Drug Store.

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