Mr. Jones worked as a code enforcement officer for St. Clair County, Illinois, as Athletic Director at St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School in Smithton, IL, and at Handy Fertilizer, Millstadt, IL. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He was always the first to arrive anywhere and the first to volunteer when help was needed. He loved golfing, hunting and stealing his son’s Harley! He took great pride in his time spent coaching at St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and thoroughly enjoyed youth athletics.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George F. and Irene P., nee Collins, Jones; his father-in-law, Jim McGuire Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Kathy, nee McGuire, Hoffmann.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Debbie, nee McGuire, Jones, whom he married on February 10, 1990;
two sons, Christopher and Nicholas Jones;
one daughter, Madeline Jones;
two sisters, Paula (Dick) Mense,
and Renee Dawson;
his mother-in-law, Diane, nee Karban, McGuire;
one brother-in-law, Jim (Lynn) McGuire Jr.;
two sisters-in-law, Judy (Rich) Mathews,
and Patty (Tony) Gravot;
nieces, Rachael, Kimmie, Kristen,
Katie, Megan, Torrie,
and nephews, Rich, Eddie, Eric,
Scott, and Corey.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Athletic Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Smithton, IL.
Debbie and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s love and your wonderful memories provide comfort to you at this very sad and difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Rita Hubbs, Hecker, IL, 62248
Debbie and family I am so sorry that Mike lost this fight. He will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.
Amy Johnston, Millstadt, IL, 62260
I’m am so very sorry for your loss, Debbie. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Angie Varnum, Smithton, IL, 62285
Debbie and the Jones family, it saddened my heart to hear of the passing of Mike, BUT I later rejoiced knowing that Mike will no longer suffer or be in pain! Praying, Debbie, that God will give you His perfect peace and comfort knowing that you will see him later on the other side of this earth in Heaven! May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Peace to you and the Jones family.
Angelic Berry, O’Fallon, Illinois, 62269
Debbie and family,
So sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Rosemary and Joe Karban
Rosemary karban, Belleville, Il, 62220