AUSTINTOWN – Christopher Jay “Chris” Jones, 51, died early Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital from complications from COVID-19.
Chris was born November 21, 1969 in Youngstown and was the son of Charles E. Jones I and Patricia J. Sharpe Jones. He graduated from Chaney High School in 1988 and has lived his life in this area.
Mr. Jones worked at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center and has been a correctional officer for the past two and a half years. In his youth, he worked for many years for the Carter Lumber Company.
Chris loved sports. He had been a youth football coach since 1988 when he started coaching the West Side Patriots football team, and was with them until 1994. From 2001 to 2018 he coached the football team from Austintown Colts. He was a Cleveland Indians fan and will forever be known and known as “THE Browns fan”.
He loved to accompany his son and his fiancée’s children to their sporting events and school activities, and to work on his talents as a “great chef” both in his kitchen and on the grill.
Chris leaves his son, Lukas C. Jones, at home; his fiancée, Andrea Correia, with whom he shared his house; children of his fiancee, Kyle F. Correia of Boardman, Dylan M. Correia of Austintown and Caitlin R. (Corey) Karabin of Norfolk, Virginia; his mother, Patricia Jones of Youngstown; three brothers, Jeffrey (Kelly) Jones of Youngstown, Charles E. Jones II of New Port Richey, Florida, and David A. Jones of Youngstown; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Gary Bellish of Youngstown.
Her father is deceased.
Family and friends are invited to come together for a celebration of Chris’ life, which will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown. To celebrate Chris, all participants are “required” to dress casually and wear their favorite team’s sportswear.
After the celebration concludes at the funeral home, everyone is encouraged to come to Chris and Andrea’s house where the celebration will continue with a tailgate party at 8:00 PM.
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