JERRY WILLIS JONES SR. DYER, INDIANA Jerry Willis Jones Sr., age 74, of Dyer, Indiana passed away peacefully on July 1, 2014. Jerry was born on October 3, 1939 in McHenry, Kentucky to the late Claren and Marcella Jones. He moved up north where he met and married his high school sweetheart Patricia Cox. Jerry and Patricia spent 55 beautiful years together in which they raised 4 children together; Jerry (Jill) Jones Jr., Renee (Joe) Wohlgemuth, Donna Jones, and Lisa (Jerry) Koble. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Jerry also leaves in his memory his brother James (Beulah) Jones and sister-in-law Kathryn Jones, sister-in-law Rita Booth and brother-in-law Alan (Nina) Cox as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Larry Jones, and Bill and Inez Cox. Jerry was part of Dyer High School's graduating class of 1959. He loved to camp, playing cards, fishing, traveling and gardening. Jerry was very talented with woodworking, to say the least. He loved spending time with his beloved family and friends in his free time and was a member of the First Christian Church of Dyer. Jerry retired from LTV after 41 years of dedicated service. Jerry will surely by missed by all that knew him. Funeral services will be Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10am First Christian Church of Dyer (704 Joliet, Dyer, Indiana) and officiated by Pastor Randy Payne. Visitation will be Thursday, July 3, from 11-2 & 3-7pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline ave., Schererville, Indiana) and burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. To view his tribute and leave online condolences, please visit www.chapellawnfunerals.com
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Published in The Times on July 3, 2014