David Jones, Class of Professor Emeritus

Posted Feb 11, 2022

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David Jones, Professor Emeritus, died Jan. 29, 2022. He was born on Sept.9, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Evan David and Alice Clark Cornett Jones. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown, Ohio in 1958 and from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio in 1962. He earned a Master of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University in 1978 and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from The Ohio State University in 1982. He taught marketing and related courses in the department of Business, Accounting and Economics at Otterbein University for twenty-five years. He retired in June 2004 as a Full Professor with Emeritus status.

In his youth, he was a member of Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America, The Order of DeMolay and various church youth programs. In college, he was a member of NU Sigma Alpha Men’s Society and was a co-founder of the Young Republican Club. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1962 to 1968. In his adult years, he was a life member of The OSU Presidents Club and The Ohio State University Alumni Association; past President of the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club; and a patron of the OSU Men’s Glee Club. He was a member of the Heritage Society of Heidelberg University (Tiffin, Ohio). He was a member of the Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution based on his descent from Colonel John Patton who served with General George Washington at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. He was a member and benefactor of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville, PA area and a member of the Friends of Granville, Ohio Library. He was very proud of his Celtic (Welsh/Scots/Irish) heritage. He made many trips to Wales, focusing on St. Davids, Pembrokeshire and South Wales, where he spent his days walking on the footpaths that hug the Irish Sea. He was a long-time member of the Welsh Society of Central Ohio and served as President from 1999 to 2001. He was a member of the National Welsh American Foundation and a board member and patron of the American Friends of St. Davids Cathedral, Wales. For the past three years, he was a substitute teacher for the Granville School District, having the pleasure of substituting in grades K-12. He will be remembered as an uplifting individual working with the students of the district. He was a member of First Community Church and St. Albans Episcopal Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lois, and brother-in-law, Louis Chimbidis. He is survived by his nephew, Peter Evan Chimbidis (Jen), three great-nephews and several first cousins.