Jesse O. Jones Jr., 88 of Morrisonville passed away at 2:15 AM on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.


He was born on May 18, 1927 at Metropolis, IL the son of Jesse O.  and Emma (Lowe) Jones Sr. He married Rosa L. Williams on October 9, 1945 at Paducah, KY; she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 1 sister.


Jesse was a member of the Carpenters Union in Maywood, IL and retired as Job Superintendant after many years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Kiwanis where he served as State Lieutenant Governor in 2003 and 2004 and 2 terms as president. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW, Leslie Reddick American Legion Post and the Moose Lodge. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville, attended Triton College and was a former Morrisonville Town Board member. Jesse had a passion for music and was an accomplished vocalist.


Survivors: Daughter, Nancy (husband, Bud) Jones of Taylorville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth Jones, Raymond (Danelle) Jones, Robin (Bob) Riggs and Tina (Brian) Herman; 14 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; 1 nephew.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville.


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Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.

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