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Jerry S. Jones

January 10, 1941 February 5, 2022
Jerry S. Jones
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Jerry S. Jones, 81 years old of Dixon Springs, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, IL.

He was born January 10, 1941 to Ray C. Jones and Ruth Whiteside Jones of Dixon Springs. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Rebecca "Becky" Lane Jones, two daughters, Sherri Jones Threlkeld (Tim) of Temple Hill, Cynthia "Cindy" Jones Myers (Joey) of Glendale, two sons, Jerry Ray Jones of Dixon Springs, and David Jones (Iris) of Tunnel Hill; six grandchildren; Luke Threlkeld (Sarah) of Harrisburg, Holly Threlkeld Sims (Kyle) of Evansville, IN, Jerrica Myers Respondek (Mike) of Eddyville, Aaron Myers of Santa Rosa, CA, Avie and Abby Jones and great grandchildren, Roby and Kade Respondek, and Ainsley Herring.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers; James "Jim" Jones, Julius "Doc" Jones, Joseph "Pistol" Jones, Jean "Peter Bob" Jones, and Jack Jones, one sister Jessie Ruth Jones (Veach) and one great grand baby, Tanner Timothy Threlkeld.

Jerry helped his parents on the family farm on Rock Road. He graduated from Pope County High School in 1959, and also married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Lane, on February 6, 1959. He returned to Pope County in 1965 where he lived with his wife and family until his passing. Jerry was a lay-out foreman for Southern IL Steel in Metropolis and retired from Illinois Department of Corrections. He enjoyed wood-working, fishing, hunting, and riding his 4-wheeler around the farm. Jerry spent much of his retirement watching his grandchildren play ball and attending family celebrations. He was affectionately known as our Poppie. His home was his happy place surrounded by all his family. He was a gifted, self taught piano player. Jerry was saved as a young boy at Glendale Methodist Church. He attended his family church, Dixon Springs Methodist Church still located in Dixon Springs State Park. Jerry often retold stories of his family's ownership history of the park. An article that was published in 1996 discusses the park history and references quotes from Jerry.

Please visit http://www.illinoishistory.com/dixonspr.htm

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, Illinois. Pastor Matt Snell will conduct the service. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golconda, Illinois. Visitation will be from 6-8 on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the funeral home.

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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Feb

6:00 PM 2/9/2022 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/9/2022 8:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

10

Feb

1:00 PM 2/10/2022 1:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

IOOF Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rosalee Street
Golconda, IL 62938

Rosalee Street Golconda 62938 IL
United States
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