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Donald Ray JonesMay 21, 1931 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 86)
Donald Ray Jones, 86, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at his residence.
He was born May 21, 1931, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of John Alonzo and Agnes (Richardson) Jones. Don married Ruth Jones on November 8, 1960, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Donald proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, doing a fifteen month trip around the world on the USS McCaffery. He worked for Babcock & Wilcox and Loeffler Oil Company. Donald was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting wildlife and ginseng.
Left to honor Donald’s memory is his wife, Ruth, of 57 years; children, Richard Jones and wife Glenda of Humbolt, California, Judy Kramer and late husband Jay of Ft. Branch, Indiana, Gerri Hunt and her husband Dennis of Calhoun, Illinois, James Jones of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and Jennifer Saleh and husband, Mahmoud of St. Louis, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and, a sister Joyce Rosignol of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Veryl, Paul and Richard Jones; and a son, John Jones.
The graveside service for Donald will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Adams Corner Cemetery, 19772 Wabash 18 Avenue, Allendale, Illinois. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Adams Corner Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made in Donald’s memory to the USAMV Mt. Carmel Honor Guard, P.O. Drawer 400, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. Envelopes will be available Short Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Donald’s family.
USAMV Mt. Carmel Honor Guard