Jimmie L. Jones – Class of 1949 – January 1, 2016
Jimmie L. Jones, 85, passed away at 6;10 a.m. Friday, January 1, 2016 at Willow Rose Health Care & Rehab Center in Jersyville.
Born Dec 16, 1930 in Winslow, IN, he was the son of Edmond and Lee (Royalty) Jones.
Jimmie was a graduate of Winslow High School Class of 1949.
A veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, he married Joyce J. Williams May 30, 1957, and she survives.
Jimmie worked at various airports, retiring in 1981 as Chief of the FAA Office at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tracey (Bud) Summers and Tammy Jones, all of Bethalto, four grandsons, Robby and Ryan Lowrance and Trevor (Case) Shaw an Travis (Misty) Shaw; six great grandchildren, Mason, Jaeda, Tatum, Maebry, Ty, and Weston Shaw; two sisters, Madona Rembe of Ellisville, IN, and Sandra Henshaw of Marion, KY.and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorial visitaion will be Wednesday, Jan 6 at Paynie Home for Funeral from 5-7:30 p.m., with a Celebration Reading at 7:15 p.m.
Please honor Jimmie’s wishes, and come casually dressed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Nature Institute, 2213 Levis Lane. Godfrey or Willow Rose Health Care & Rehab Activity Fund.