Earl Jones


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:25 pm
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Earl L. Jones, 81, of Andalusia, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A graveside service, with military honors presented by American Legion Post 569/200 and V.F.W. Post 1303, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Andalusia Cemetery, with a luncheon following at Andalusia Community Baptist Church. A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Memorials may be made to the Community Baptist Church Preschool Program.
Earl was born on Sept. 20, 1931, in Andalusia, a son of John and Mildred Tompkins Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Andalusia; he loved the Andalusia community and never missed a village board meeting, as long as his health permitted. Earl was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He married Bonnie Jean Anderson on June 19, 1965, in Rock Island.
Prior to his retirement, Earl was employed with the former Container Corp., Rock Island, for more than 40 years.
He attended the Andalusia Community Baptist Church. Earl enjoyed antiques, auctions, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and watching the birds and squirrels near his home.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie, Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Lynn and Michael Madison, and Cheryl Ann and Michael Peters, all of Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Brooke (Chris) Perez, Milan, Nicole (Jason) Dunnett, Reynolds, and Abby and Erin Peters, both of Taylor Ridge; great-grandchildren, Dariyn, Braedyn, Kennedy, Cooper, Brinley and Aislinn. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Anna Lee Troxall.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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