Mr. Donald L. Jones, 78, of the North Adams Home, Mendon, formerly of 611 Country Club Heights, Quincy, died at 1:11 a.m. Monday (Feb. 25, 2013) in the North Adams Home. Born Oct. 7, 1934, in Griggsville, Don was a son of Clyde and Kathleen Lucille Goings Jones. He was married to Betty Avery. He married Viola Mae "Vi" Webster on Dec. 19, 1964, in Quincy. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2006. Don was employed for 35 years at Gardner Denver Company in Quincy, retiring as a foreman. He then was employed for the City of Quincy Animal Control, retiring to care for his wife through her illness. Don was a member of the Twin Oaks Club, Quincy V.F.W. Post 5129, South Side Boat Club and North Side Boat Club. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trap shooter. He loved being with his "gang," going to casinos throughout the area. Mr. Jones served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. Survivors include a son, Stephen D. Jones (Barbara) of Quincy; a daughter, Cindy Davies (Scott) of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Jones, Jennifer Jones, Steven D. Jones Jr. (Carolyn), Joshua Jones, Jeremy Deeter (Tisha), Nathan Parker, Brock Lehner, Tristin Davies and Skylar Davies; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Hastings of Barrington, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jones and Eileen Jones; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vi; five brothers, Jack, Clayton, Gene, William and Kenneth Jones; and three sisters, Nina Powell, Betty Jones and Juanita Durbin. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Burial with military honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 9 a.m. Monday until the time of services in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Twin Oaks Club or Quincy V.F.W. Post 5129. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2013