[Spridgets] Pt 1 Eric Jones' obituary, lots of LBC content

Ron Soave soavero at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 19:04:35 MDT 2008

Sent last week, never went through. Now in 2 parts:

Eric's obituary. Cats and LBC content below.

DELAWARE -- Eric K. Jones, 65, Delaware, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 24,
2008, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Jones, a British car mechanic and former
owner of British Auto Service and Overseas Motors in Columbus, was active in
numerous motor sports associations. He died a few hours after his annual
Summer Party, held for his British car customers and friends. More than 250
people attended the event, at which the 1972 Datsun 510 he was restoring to
drive in a rally in Great Britain this December, was exhibited. He had rallied
a Datsun 510 from 1971 through 1984.

The cause of death was mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure
experienced through his years as a car mechanic. Born December 16, 1942, in
Akron, he was the son of Paul C. and Felicia C. (Filipiak) Jones. He is
survived by his wife, Susan Logan, and his two cats, Morris and Austin. He is
predeceased by his parents and shop cat, Bruiser.

Following graduation from West Geauga High School in 1959, he joined the U.S.
Marine Corps and served for four years, learning welding as a trade. He spent
a year of that time on Okinawa. Following his discharge as a corporal, he
entered The Ohio State University where he helped reactivate the OSU Sports
Car Club. He graduated from OSU in 1970 with a bachelor of science in social

Mr. Jones spent many years competing in Sports Car Club of America ProRally
events. For the past several years, he drove in LEJOG, a rally in Great
Britain extending from Lands End, England, to John Ob Groats, Scotland.
A voracious reader, Mr. Jones devoured books at the rate of several a week.
Each year, he reread The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien and counted the Sherlock
Holmes series among his favorites. His attention to grammar, spelling, and
punctuation identified errors on signs, billboards, and menus wherever he

to be continued...

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