Henry "Hank" Jones

Saturday, August 17th, 1946 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Henry R. “Hank” Jones, of Hood River, Oregon, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by his loving family. Hank was born on August 17, 1946, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Ruth Kaiser.

He grew up on Maiden Lane in Springfield in the home of his beloved grandmother, Nola Kaiser and his grandfather, Karl Kaiser. He delivered newspapers with his brother Ed for many years in the neighborhood and always had many stories to share of their antics growing up there. He worked from a young age at Ulery’s Greenhouse with his beloved uncle, Roger Kaiser, who taught him by example the importance of being a hard worker and always doing his best to be a loving father. His love for The Ohio State University was strong and his years attending school there made him a Buckeye fan for life. He met the true love of his life, Pat (McDavid) in 1970 and they married the following year. Their marriage was full of love and great joy and together they had three extraordinary children who continue to make a difference in this world.

Hank was employed in a variety of sales management positions for more than 30 years for Robbins & Myers in Springfield, Chicago, Cleveland, California and Singapore. He founded Bassi Pump, LLC in 2004, which he owned and operated until the time of his death.

The true purpose of Hank’s life was bringing joy, guidance and happiness to his immediate and extended family. He was a “father” to not only his own children, but also to all of his extended family: his sisters-in-law, and the numerous nieces and nephews who all love and cherish him. His amazing eight grandchildren will forever be influenced by their loving grandpa. He has made a profound difference in all of their lives which will be everlasting. He taught them the joy of adventure, and they will continue to search for UFOs and Bigfoot in his honor.

Hank is survived by his beloved family: his wife of 49 years, Pat Jones of Hood River, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law, Nik Jones and Erica Roulier of Hood River, Oregon; daughters and sons-in-law, Taysha and Brian Thompson of Valparaiso, Indiana and Anastasia and Jim Yue of Parkdale, Oregon; the lights of his life: eight grandchildren, Colin Thompson, Madeleine Jones, Lauren Thompson, Julian Yue, Henry Jones, Oliver Yue, Patrick Thompson and Sullivan Jones; brother, Ed (Jennifer) Jones; sister-in-law, Debi Adams (Curtis Willams), brother-in-law, Dan (Sue) McDavid; aunts, Joyce (Jerry) Morgan, Barbara Stevenson and Joann Kaiser; uncle Jack Ricketts; many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend, Larry Snyder. He also cherished his sister-in-law Kaye Eyler who preceded him in death.

Hank was passionate in his support for charities that helped those less fortunate. Please go to if you would like to make a contribution to NNEMAP Food Pantry (Columbus, OH) in Hank’s honor. Hank volunteered at NNEMAP for many years in his everlasting desire to help those in need.

A virtual memorial service will be held in the near future. Please email if you are interested in attending the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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sue groeschel

Posted at 10:21pm
Dear Pat and Family
I am so sorry about the loss of Hank. He was always kind and friendly when I would see him at the doctor's office
where I worked. With deepest sympathy, Sue Leffel Groeschel.

Jerry Oakley

Posted at 02:54pm
The very 1st time I met Hank was at the golf course. We got paired together and I soon found out that he wasn't the best golfer I'd played with. All through that round of golf Hank never lost his smile. He really enjoyed that round and so did I. I think Hank just enjoyed life. I played cards with Hank on Wednesdays and I seen him win a lot and then turn around and loose it right back. You know that smile never left him. He had the best attitude of anyone I think I've ever met. It's no wander that everyone loved Hank. I kind of wish he hadn't moved to Oregon. We missed him and his upbeat attitude. When you met him you wouldn't know if he was having a bad day or a good day. God wanted that soul back and I have to except that but I miss him.

Dianne Maddox

Posted at 03:38pm
I met Hank soon after I begin working for the Dayton Daily News in 1999. He was married to the love of his life, Pat, who was also my manager. Together, they treated my family as their own. Hank was one of the kindest and gentlest men we’ve ever known. Hank, Pat, my husband Chuck and I became fast friends. The type of friends that were able to pick up right where we left off. Their wonderful children and grandchildren are a testament to the deep love that Hank and Pat had for each other. We are so thankful that we had the privilege of calling Hank our friend. We will miss you Hank. Dianne & Chuck


Posted at 10:59am
I've had some great memories of Hank and wish I could remember them. I'm 83 but I do remember were playing golf and he and I were having a rough day.We came to par 3 and I said lets put a dolllar on closes to the pin. I went 1st and stuck 4ft from the hole said give me the money.He looked at me and smiled and promply stuck it 2ft from the hole. He rode me the rest of the round. Playing golf and poker with Hank was was always a great time.
He was a great Human Being and those who knew him loved HIM

Bob Horton

Posted at 10:31am
I regret hearing that Hank had passed. We worked together at Robbins & Myers in Springfield many years ago. But, of all the individuals that I worked with, Hank was one of my favorites. He always smiled and always cheered up everyone when he entered a room. I did not attend Ohio State, but along with Hank I will be a Buckeyes fan till the Lord calls me home. I was disappointed Hank was promoted at R&M because knew that I would probably not see my friend again, but was thrilled for him and his family. Hank one of the main line office employees of the company; my office position was lower than others. But, Hank treated all people with value. I know of no one who did not like Hank.
Robert (Bob) Horton

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