Nolan Jones Jr.

NOLAN B. JONES JR., 66 ROSCOE - Nolan B. Jones Jr. 66, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Roscoe, from heart failure. He was born Jan. 3, 1946, in Fulton, Mo., the son of the late Nolan B. and Juanita (Gentry) Jones Sr. Nolan attended Springfield High School and Lincoln Land Community College. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. He liked living in the small community of Roscoe where he frequented the fitness center, the local library and enjoyed the bike path near his home. Nolan was a pleasure to be with and was the most loving husband, father, grandfather and brother anyone could hope for. He was happiest in the company of children. He and his wife of 39 years had a wonderful life together and loved working in their garden and on the home they helped to remodel themselves. He was proudest of his sons and for their chosen professions. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn "Susie" Jones of Roscoe; sons, Woody (Kristin) Jones of Romeoville and Gus (Aleta) Jones of Staten Island, N.Y.; granddaughters, Olivia, Morgan and Delilah of Romeoville; sisters, Toni (Steve) Ryan of Beloit, Wis., Jane (Hank) Lamb of Rockford and Polly (Don) Edwards of Springfield; father and mother-in-law, Carrol and Doris Woods of Springfield; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Hugh) Harris and Mindy Woods of Springfield; brothers-in-law, Mark Woods and Todd Woods of Springfield and Jeff (Karen) Woods of Williamsville; and numerous nieces and nephews in central and northern Illinois. The family would like to thank the numerous friends and relatives that were so meaningful to Nolan in his lifetime. It is with their love and support that his family will endure his unexpected passing. A celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Honquest Family Funeral Home, 11342 Main St., Roscoe. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a fund to be established. To express condolences, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012