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Jerry Jones

veteranApr 19th, 1940 - Sep 26th, 2021

Celebration of Life Gathering: 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Xenia Community Center  


   Gerald Milton Jones, age 81, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, at his home.

   Jerry was born April 19, 1940, in Xenia, the son of Milton and Florence (Huene) Jones.  He was united in marriage to Sharon Sue Henson on June 16, 1962, in Flora, and together they shared 49 wedding anniversaries until her death December 24, 2011.

   Jerry served in the Army stationed in Germany.  He had worked for  AMF in Olney and worked in construction.  He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.  He enjoyed time spent outdoors golfing, hunting, and fishing.  Jerry liked to frequent the coffee shops and you would rarely see him without his cowboy hat.  He enjoyed gardening and took pride in the salsa he made from his garden tomatoes.        

   He is survived by his children: Marsha (Nick) Pickens of Sailor Springs, Greg Jones of Xenia, and Janet Pavelonis of Flora; 6 grandchildren: Lee Pickens, Bryan Pickens, Stephanie Pickens, Cora Pickens, Carl Carpenter, and Logan Hutchens; 14 great-grandchildren: Carter, Haidyn, Alyson, Aliyah, Jaysanne, Jensen, Davaney, Collin, Norah, Annabelle, Andy, Layla, Kyler, and Zeth; one-to-arrive great-grandchild; siblings: Jim Jones of Flora, Jack Jones of New Athens, Donna (Pete) Gross of Lake Havasu, AZ, Joe (Linda) Jones of Flora, and Ed Jones of Flora; brothers-in-law: Larry Smith of Westland, MI, Jim Henson of Flora, and Cecil (Melinda) Henson of Xenia; and sisters-in-law: Margaret (Gary) Smith of St. Elmo and Kathryn (Don) Kittle of Flora.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a great-grandson: Berklee Pickens; and a sister: Sharon Smith.

   Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life gathering from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Xenia Community Center.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.  To share a condolence, visit:   


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Dana Hosick

September 29th

So sorry to hear of this, such a nice guy. My sympathy to his entire family and his many, many friends in Xenia.

Norma and Ivan Barnett

September 29th

So sorry for the family and friends of Jerry.

Bud and Linda Martin

September 28th

Joe and Linda, We’re sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Senna Lewis

September 29th

Please accept my love and condolences for the loss of Jerry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Akes

September 29th

Sorry to hear this! Jerry was a great guy. Hugs n prayers to everyone.

Wayne & Ricki Lapington

September 29th

So sorry for the loss of Jerry.

Wayne & Ricki Lapington

September 29th

So sorry for the loss of Jerry.

Micheal W Engelmeier

September 29th

Jim and Joe, I'm very sorry for the loss of brother Jerry, many memories, from my youth, with the Jones brothers. May he rest in peace.

Butch & Velma Akes

September 30th

Sympathy to all the family RIP 🙏

Nancy Taylor Bateman

September 30th

I knew Jerry from school Good guy

Carl and Brenda Bandy

October 1st

Don and Kathy, we are sorry you lost your brother-in-law. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending much love ❤.

Diana Strutton

October 1st

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a really nice man. Prayers to you all.

Dave Welty

October 1st

Jim,Jack, Joe and Linda Sorry to hear of the loss of brother Jerry. He was a great guy. Prayers and condolences to families——again, sorry for your loss!!

Fred Randall

October 2nd



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Bud Martin Fanily
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Peggy Borcherding
Carl and Dana Zimmerman
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Peggy Coble
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Jim and Linda (King) Grove
Jim Hildebrand
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Sam Oulrey
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Butch & Velma Akes
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