Floyd Paul Jones, 76, of West Frankfort, IL, died at 2:36 a.m. Sunday,
November 4, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon,
Mr. Jones was born December 25, 1930 in Thompsonville, IL, the son of Johnnie
Wesley Jones and Ola Jane (Harris) Jones. He married the former Betty Braden
on December 18, 1954 and she survives.
Floyd was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired union carpenter, and a member
of the Carpenter’s Union Local 1485in LaPorte, IN. He enjoyed woodworking and
walking with his friends at the VF Factory Outlet Mall in West Frankfort, IL.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Betty Jones, West Frankfort, IL,
Kimberly Thompson and companion Douglas Woolum, LaPorte, IN, two sons,
Kenneth Jones and wife Laurie, Las Vegas, NV, Kerry Jones and wife Doranne,
Porter, IN, two grandsons, Jason Powell and wife Linda, Ferndale, MI, Paul
Jones, Porter, IN, four step-grandsons, Tony Carew, Las Vegas, NV, Josh,
Chris, Trevor Woolum, all of LaPorte, IN, one great-granddaughter, Briana
Powell, Ferndale, MI, two sisters, Mildred Elpers, Evansville, IN, Fannie
Kern, Nashville, TN, one brother, Thomas Alfred Jones, Grovertown, IN, and
several nieces an nephews.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Willie, Dick,
and George Jones, and one sister, Stella Neal.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2007
at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, IL. Funeral services will be held
at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Mark Jordan
officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion, Thompsonville, IL with military
rites performed by the West Frankfort American Legion and V.F.W.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty Jones, C/O
Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, 301 S. Main, Benton, IL, 62812 or the American
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