Glen Allen Jones

Friday, January 15, 2016

Glen Allen Jones, 75 of Wilmington, Ill., and formerly of Piggott, passed away on Thursday January 14, 2016, at Heritage Health in Dwight, Ill.

Born September 21, 1940, in Piggott, Glen Allen was a son of the late John Paul and Marie (Jackson) Jones. He was raised and educated in Piggott, where he graduated Piggott High School. On Aug. 20, 1960, Glen married Marion Grace Glover, and they later moved to Wilmington. He attended Joliet Junior College and went on to complete various trade schools.

Glen worked as a tool designer for many years at Bernard Welding Equipment Company in Beecher, Ill., until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed building scale model Hit and Miss Engines from scratch and working in his garage while drinking coffee. Glen loved helping farmers with fixing their machinery, and he would never miss a morning of checking on the turkeys along Old Chicago Road. Glen especially enjoyed fishing for catfish and will be remembered as a great storyteller.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Jones; his three sons, Richard (Sherry) Jones of Peotone, Ill., Brian Jones of Milan, Mo. and Jonathan (Marnie) Jones of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Desma (Tom) George of Northville, Mich., Kyle Jones of Peotone along with Grace Anne and Tracy Jones of Wilmington; one sister, Pauline Austin of Paragould, Ark.; three sisters-in-law, Inez Hill of Milan, Tenn., Lela Dishman of Tucson, Ariz. and Delores Glover of Plainfield, Ill.; one brother-in-law, W.C, Jr. (Jean Ann) Ross of Pollard, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as several cousins.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ruel Jones of St. Frances, Ark.

Visitation will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, and will continue until time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Preferred memorial may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, share photographs or view Glen's memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home of Wilmington, Ill.