James L. “Jimmy” Jones, 55, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Jimmy was born August 3, 1962 in Taylorville, IL, the son of James G. and Rita (Durbin) Jones. He married Robin Robinson on August 26, 2017 at the Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville, after over 18 years of companionship.
Jimmy graduated from Taylorville High School in 1980, and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He went on to work for J.E. Merritt in Decatur for several years, before being employed by Stephen Coy Construction, Inc., as a roofer, for many years.
Jimmy was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and actively worked to bring new members into the church. He had a forgiving heart and would help anyone in need. Jimmy lived his life for the Lord and was beloved by his family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom and Edith Jones; maternal grandmother, Agnes Durbin; uncles, Paul, Herman, and Francis Durbin, and Tommy Jones; aunts, Theresa Murray and Eldora McDonald; and cousins, Bart Rickman and Crystal Cox.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Robin Jones of Taylorville, IL; sons, Josh Hill of Kincaid, IL, Matthew and Shane Jones, both of Taylorville, IL, and Brandon Jones of Kincaid, IL; daughter, Rachel Jones of Taylorville, IL; step-daughters, Melissa Orstead of Tennessee and Rebecca Orstead of Pontiac, IL; 14 grandchildren; parents, James G. and Rita Durbin of Ludington, MI; siblings, Michael Jones of Florida, Julie (fiancé, Mike Prosser) Jones Gilmore of Herrick, IL, and Kristi Jones of Ludington, MI; uncles, Joseph Durbin of Taylorville, IL, Sam Jones of Parhump, NV, and Earl Jones of Springfield, IL; aunt, Margaret Crowder of Tovey, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.
Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Church of the Nazarene, 300 S. Shumway St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Bob Turner, celebrant. Dinner will follow the ceremony at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Church of the Nazarene, 300 S. Shumway St., Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the family of Jimmy Jones, c/o Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Homes, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.