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Joe R. Jones, 80, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2013, in Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.
He was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Shabbona to Clyde and Beatrice Jones.
He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1951, joined the Marine Corps, and was stationed in Japan. He married Carmen Johnson in 1956. Joe worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years, retiring on March 1, 1990.
He was active in the Paw Paw community, where he belonged to United Methodist Church, was a Boy Scout leader, and held positions on the city council. Joe was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Illinois Fighting Illini basketball.
Joe is survived by his three sons, Brian (Sandra) Jones of Eureka, Steve (Ruth) Jones of Sycamore and Mike (Laura) Jones of Lahaina, Hawaii; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, Bill (Ila) Jones, of Amboy, Everett Jones of Harrisburg, Pa.; and two sisters Dorothy Moorehead of Rockford and Sue (Roger) Baker of Ely, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Paul Jones and his grandson, Zachary Jones.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church, Paw Paw with services immediately following. Interment will follow at Wyoming Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed, in his name, to your local veterans organization.
Torman Funeral Home, Paw Paw, assisted the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.Torman
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