Melvin E. Jones, age 85 of Maryville, IL born July 22, 1930 in Hensley Township, IL passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his residence.
Melvin graduated from Virginia High School, Virginia, IL in 1948. He was a Navy veteran. Melvin worked as a billing clerk for several trucking companies. After retirement, he worked at Leisure World Health Club in Collinsville, IL. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Birdie nee Doty Jones; a son, Richard Jones; and a brother, Bob Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Grace nee Hodgerson Jones; whom he married on June 3, 1951; three sons: Mark Jones of O’Fallon, IL, Scott Jones of Maryville, IL and Jeff (Angela) Jones of Edwardsville, IL; 11 grandchildren: Samantha, Greg, Melissa, Jennifer, Bethany, Bryan, Brittany, Nick, Tony, Lonny and Robby; seven great grand-children: Josh, Hanna, Mason, Reed, Elijah, Marlee, and Sawyer; three sisters: Pauline (Wayne) Buckley of Peoria, IL, Dixie Turpin of Greenfield, IL and Karen (Kent) Black of Dallas, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 with Rev. Roger Wright officiating. Burial will take place in Borlin Cemetery, Eldred, IL.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital and can be mailed to the funeral home.
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