Mr. Edward Eugene Jones, 81 years old, formally of Farina, Vandalia, and Clinton, passed away peacefully on early Saturday morning, January 23, 2021 at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida.
Funeral & Military Burial Rites were held Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Siedner Cemetery, rural St. Elmo, Illinois with the Rev. Kent “Pee Wee” Denton officiating. Visitation was held for the family and friends the same day at the cemetery beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Edward was born in Farina, Illinois on October 11, 1939, one of seven siblings into the family of William and Cleta Hawkey-Jones. Edward enlisted in the United States Navy on November 1, 1956 at the age of 17 and received an Honorable Discharge and completion of his service duties on October 31, 1962.
Edward lived in Farina, Vandalia, and Clinton, Illinois and then moved to Florida in 1967. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He will be greatly missed. In addition to raising two children, he worked outside the home throughout his life as a laborer and a master welder.
Edward is survived by his wife Patricia Jones; son, Clyde Jones and his children Eric and Kelly Jones of Fort Pierce, Florida; Daughter Rita (husband Rob) Rice, their daughter Brittany, and her daughter Alana Rice of Baker, Florida; three sisters, Mary (Robert) Thomas of Swansea, Illinois; Barbara (husband, Richard) Taylor of Bloomington, Illinois; and Martha Vale of Altamont, Illinois.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, William, and Cleta Jones; three brothers, James Aaron, (wife Tonya) Jones; Lewis Earl ( friend, Dorothy Seibert); and Clifford LeRoy Jones; two nieces, Sherry Jones-Tappenhagen; and Angela Jones-Moyer,
Memorials may be directed to the family or a charity of the donor’s choosing.
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