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Donald Gene Jones

April 18, 1929 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

91, of Jackson passed away peacefully on Sunday September 27, 2020. He was the son of Ivy and Bessie (nee Riggs) Jones, born on April 18, 1929 near Peoria, Illinois.  He is survived by his sons, Donald M. (Pat) Jones, David (Kathie) Jones, Jeffrey (Shellie) Jones, and Bryan “Scott” (Stacey) Jones. Grandchildren Kevin (Rosemary) Jones, Kendra Killian, Jacob Jones, Sadie (Jesse) Fritz, Emily (Dustin) Kingsbury, Shauna (John) Miller, Kristin Jones, and Cassie Jones. Great grandchildren Dallas and Immanuel Jones, Kaia, Ciona, Kalyn and Karsen Killian, Ella, Alexander and Evelyn Fritz, Garrett and Raigan Miller. Brothers Twyman and Millard and sister Phyllis Woods along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Opal (nee Plue) as well as his brothers John, Harold, and Benjamin Jones plus many beloved in-laws. He grew up on the family farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky, graduated from Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Kentucky and attended college there as well. He worked at Skelgas, starting in Jeffersonville, Indiana and ending in Jackson after 37 years. He held several positions there in his career and won many service awards through the company. Don enjoyed spending time with family, woodworking, “alternative engineering” and “puttering” around the house and yard. In later years, he enjoyed western movies and word puzzles.  A celebration of his life will be held Friday, October 2nd at Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson at 12:00 pm with Michael D. Mason officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery in Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be made to the worthy cause of your choice.

Visitation will be held at Watson Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 2nd with family at 10am, friends welcome at 11am.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 2, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Watson Funeral Service Chapel

Celebration of Life
Friday
October 2, 2020

12:00 PM
Watson Funeral Service Chapel

Video is available for this event


Interment
Friday
October 2, 2020

1:45 PM
Woodland Cemetery, Jackson

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