Carl Jones

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Carl Lloyd Jones, 91, of Belleville, IL, born September 12, 1928, in Coulterville, IL, to the late R. Paul Jones and Bessie (Fultz) Jones, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, after a brief illness.

Carl is a Marine veteran having served at Camp Pendleton, CA during the Korean War.  After completing Boot Camp twice at Paris Island in 1946 and again 1951, he was immediately promoted to Captain. A graduate of SIU Carbondale, Carl taught business and marketing classes at Washington University while he was employed at Stix, Baer and Fuller.  He was the owner of both Cousin Carl’s in Belleville, IL  and Lloyds in Carbondale, IL. For the past thirty plus years, Carl worked with Strano Real Estate as both an agent and instructor.  He was an active member of Christ Church in Fairview Heights and a life-long Cardinal Baseball fan.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy (Bob) McCormack; a brother-in-law, Richard (Betty) Fox; and a sister-in-law, Judy (Dean) Smith.

Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 70 years, Lois, (Fox) Jones, whom he married on October 7, 1950; his children, Karen (Chris) Sargent of Madison, AL, and Evan Jones of Belleville, IL; two grandchildren, Erin (Taylor) Lusk and Taylor (Kay) Sargent; one great-granddaughter, the absolute apple of his eye, Holland Lusk; a cousin, Roger Jones; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Carl was passionate about supporting Philippine students. The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Philippine Mission, mailed to 809 Old Dominion Ct., Fairview Heights, IL  62208. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at a later date.


17 Comments on Carl Jones

Kelly McKeon Lynd said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2020 at 5:13 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! I am grateful I saw Carl in February and gave him a hug. Mrs Jones (Lois) was my kindergarten and 5th grade teacher. An amazing couple!

  • Kansas City
  • MO
Bob & Alice LaRue said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2020 at 2:48 PM

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lois and all of Carl's family (including his very large Strano family). Carl was our real estate instructor....but so much more. He was a dear friend and mentor. He always had a kind word for everyone and remembered all his students! He will be greatly missed! Rest in Peace.... ❤

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Dan Tatum said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2020 at 1:06 PM

My sympathy to Lois and Family. Carl was my real estate instructor many years ago and a friend and advisor over the many years since. "Semper Fi" my friend.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Sally Barnes said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2020 at 6:28 PM

My Uncle Carl was a wonderful, loving human being that meant so much to me. He use to sing us to sleep when we were little and gave me loving advice throughout my life. I will miss him so much.

  • Columbus
  • Ohio
Ray Williams said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2020 at 1:34 AM

Carl was my friend, a kind man and one that made a lasting impression in mine..and every one he ever touched. Blessed to have known you and your family. Rest in peace my buddy..I will always love you. SEPER FI

  • Portage
  • Wisconsin
Toni Zach said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Sending my thoughts and Prayers to Lois and Family during this difficult time. Carl was one of a kind and he will be missed by all who knew his gentle soul! He left such an incredible stamp on those whom he touched and on this world. Be free Carl and know you are missed and will be loved forever!

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Dorothy Timmons said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 12:29 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing He meant so much to us. My heartfelt condolence to his wife Lois, Evan{Ed} & Karen and the Family! Our prayers are with your family! Much Love to you all.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Judy jones said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 12:12 PM

I met Carl in 1989 when I joined the Strano office. He was a kind and gentle man. Respected by all who knew him. Sympathy Prayers and Comfort go out to his Family.

  • Carlyle
  • Il
Patricia Voss said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Carl will certainly be missed. He attended most Strano functions and always enjoyed speaking with him.

  • Breese
  • Illinois (IL)
Madonna. Koch said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 5:59 PM

My Deepest Sympathy to Lois and Family. The most Caring ,Wonderful man I have ever known. Many great memories. Love and Prayers

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
Betty White said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 5:55 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a very special friend for many years. My heartfelt sympathy to Lois and the family. May he rest in peace.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Robby J. Hookham said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Condolences to your family on the passing of Carl, would like to attend the memorial service if possible. We currently host a young girl in The Philippines through Compassion International. I spent nearly 6 months there while on active duty in the Marine Corps myself. Semper Fi.

  • Herrin
  • IL
Ruthie Walsh said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 10:48 AM

Lois, you have my sympathy. I haven’t seen you for quite a while, but I would regularly see Carl as he would greet at door 4. My you find comfort with your many memories.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Daphne said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 10:26 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss, Lois. Please know that all your friends from school are with you in our thoughts and prayers. Daphne

  • Troy
  • Il
Jannean Muehlfeld said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 8:24 AM

So sad to hear of Carl’s passing. I will forever remember the stories and wonderful model of marriage that he had with his wife Lois. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Ken Sargent said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Carl was a great guy. It's sad to see him go. Hope he fares well in the afterlife.

  • Los Angeles
  • CA
Lea said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2020 at 12:46 PM

I never had a Dad, but Uncle Carl was even better than I imagined a Dad could be. He and Lois were the best grandparents an Aunt and Uncle could have ever been. I still hear his voice and see his smile and will forever treasure the blessing he was to all of us.

  • Chesterfield
  • MO

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