Nelson Jones, 82, of Cahokia, Ill., born Nov. 29, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at Barnes/Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Jones was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1986. He was a member of the Model T Club in St. Louis, Mo., a founding member of Gateway Cadillac Allante Club in Belleville, Ill., and he loved to Square Dance.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances L. Jones, nee Walker; his parents, Oscar and Beulah Jones; and a sister, Juanita Rich.
Surviving are his special friend, Ellen Fehr of St. Charles, Mo.; his children, Leslie (Michael) Miles of St. Louis, Mo., Dennis (Sue) Jones of Waterloo, Ill., Peggy (Mike) Torry of Cahokia, Ill., and David Jones of Cahokia, Ill.; a sister, Patti Walker of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was a dear uncle, cousin and friend.
Memorials may be made to
or Leukemia Society. www.braunfh.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Kastens officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
BRAUN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from June 15 to June 16, 2014
Braun Family Funeral Home
265 Quarry Rd Columbia, IL 62236