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Gary Jones

Aug 8th, 1939 - Apr 18th, 2024

Private services will be held.


      Gary “Poppy” Jones, age 84, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, April 18, 2024.

      He was born August 8, 1939, in Iola, the son of Herman and Nellie (Mears) Jones.  He was united in marriage to Glenda Lee Helms on July 13, 1989, in Paducah, Kentucky, and together they have shared 34 wedding anniversaries.

      Gary had worked as a superintendent at Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel for 30 years.  Throughout the years he always looked forward to fishing and spending time with his brother, Dempsey.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, mushroom hunting, taking his grandkids deer hunting, and hosting fish fries for his family.  Gary, affectionately known as “Poppy” to his grandkids, never passed up a chance to snuggle his grandbabies.  He and Glenda often enjoyed taking the grandkids on rides through the country after a trip to get ice cream.  He was a member of the North Harter Christian Church.

      He is survived by his wife: Glenda Jones of Louisville; 3 daughters: Wendy (Brian) Jenner of Olney, Misty (Reid) Marlow of Flora, and Valerie (Zach) Goodin of Flora; grandchildren: McKenzi (Phillip) Frederick of Flora, Dalton (Cheyenne) Blair of Xenia, Briar Blair of Louisville, Aiden Marlow of Flora, Addison Marlow of Flora, Seager Broome of Ohio, Ivy Vaughn of Olney, Brittany (Matt) Tolliver of Flora, Cody (Jena) Groves of Flora, Jordan Mette of Flora, and Makenna Mette of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; 13 great- grandchildren, with another on the way; 2 sisters: Virginia Glover of Louisville and Madonna Holloway of Flora; and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Dempsey Jones; and 2 sons-in-law: Donald Blair and Jimmie Vaughn.

      Private services will be held.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Gina Martin

April 19th

Valerie and family - Im so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Many prayers and hugs for your family.


April 20th

So sorry for your loss, hang tight to your memories and the love you shared!

Walter J. Chaney

April 20th

Condolences to his family!!

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

April 20th

Comforting prayers to all.

Tracy Groves

April 21st

Rest in peace, Gary Jones, you get to go fishing again with your brother Dempsey We had fun are you taking me trapping , net fishing on the river for Buffalo showing me how to can them, turkey hunting ,, Trapping , Going beaver hunting on the river at midnight , ice fishing,hogging them fish,coon hunting, mushroom hunting, Jen Zane hunting ,, and so much more. You were a great father in law. And a great friend even after you wasn’t my father-in-law, we stayed in touch those talks at your brothers shop just us 3 where great you will be missed 

Ronald and Janet Jones

April 22nd

So sorry for your loss. We have a lot of fond memories of Gary and Dempsey coming and visiting.

Peggy Kessler Hord

April 22nd

Sending prayers to the family. I can see Gary and Dempsey fishing in Heaven!


April 22nd

I am a Civil Engineer who worked for IDOT. I worked with Gary on multiple construction projects over the years. He was a great guy and always a pleasure to work with. My condolences to your family and I'm sorry to hear about your families unimaginable loss. Respectfully, Tom Ronan

Brandi Steele

April 24th

So many of my favorite childhood memories at the family chowder. Gary would never let his family go without fish in the freezer. My grandma and I just know heaven was waiting with Dempsey ready to go fishing. You will be missed Uncle Gary.



Kathy"Gertie" Griffith
Nancy Weidner
Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier
Gina Martin
Donald Fry / Sheery Evilsizer
Doug and Cathy Briscoe
Brenda Bullard
Jim Fry
Tim & Jana Tolliver
Walter J. Chaney
Michelle helms
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Brandi and the kids
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Bruce&Nannette Richards
Larry Frost
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Ray Hosselton
Tim Stine
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Pat, Troy & Cyndi Hale
Betty Harrelson
Tracy groves
Mark &Karen Jones
Dan,Brenda Bradham
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Kent Jones
Troy&Kim Welty
Chad & Elizabeth Bayles
Lee and Diane Blair
Larry and Melissa Milner and family
Lawrence & Debbie Fitch
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers


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