Edward Jones was born the ninth child Phillip L. and Margaret M. (Massey) Jones on April 2, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Edward was baptized Catholic at St. Edward's Catholic Church. He attended St. Edward's School and completed his elementary education at St. Joseph Franciscan School. He matriculated and attended Max S. Hayes High School. Upon graduation, he began working for St. Joseph Franciscan School, and thereafter, a long career at Emerison Press.