FARRELL, Pennsylvania – Earl “Stompy” F. Jones of Farrell passed away at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, in his home. He was 73.
Mr. Jones was born July 8, 1944, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, a son of James Wingate and Clacy M. Jackson. He was adopted and raised by his uncle and aunt, Strother and Onie Jones.
Stompy was a 1962 graduate of Farrell High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Stompy was a highly skilled self-employed handyman for many years. He was also employed as a shipping supervisor at the former Sharon Steel and worked at the former Van Huffel Tube Corporation, Warren, Ohio; the former General American Transportation Corporation (GATX), Masury, Ohio; Prince of Peace, Farrell and Goodwill, Hermitage. He retired in 2007.
Stompy was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church, Farrell.
He was a life time member of the VFW, served as post adjutant for 47 years, at the former New Murray Bell VFW, Post 7597, Farrell and was past commander for District 28 county council.
Stompy was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed boxing and football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved to dance, listen to music and play cards but his biggest joy was spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, the former Christine Lewis, whom he married in 1979, in Warren, Ohio; his mother, Clacy Jackson, Ford City, Pennsylvania; his children, Ila Nelson and her husband, Torriano “Toot”, Austintown, Ohio; Darian Jones and his companion, Lamona Williams; Charles Davis and his companion, Tina McGee, Reginald Davis and his wife, Kendra, all of Sharon, Danielle Ivey, New Castle, Alan Davis, Earl Davis and his wife, Kelly, Jackson Jones and his wife, Mandi and Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Jocelyn, all of Farrell; two sisters, Judy Brown and Leslie Wingate, both of Oxon Hill, Maryland; a brother, James Wingate and his wife, Melvina, Oxon Hill, Maryland; 31 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Gladys Lewis, Masury, Ohio; sister-in-law, Deborah Sanders, Sharon, Pennsylvania and Leann Adolphsen and her husband, Arthur, Youngstown, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews and longtime friends, Jimmy Smith and his wife, Linda and Charles Richard Henry and his wife, Lashonia, both of Farrell and Bennie Thomas of Youngstown along with many other close friends.
Stompy was preceded in death by his father; his adoptive parents; a brother, John F. Wingate and former wife, Lorraine Walker Jones.
A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017, in Friendship Baptist Church 339 Spearman Ave., Farrell.
Arrangements handled by McGonigle Funeral Home in Sharon.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, August 2 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.