Michael Lee Jones
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Michael Lee Jones
  • December 28, 1972 - October 28, 2016
  • Pekin, Illinois

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Michael Lee Jones, 43, of Pekin, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
Michael was born December 28, 1972, the son of Larry and Joan (Tate) Jones of Marquette Heights.
Mike leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Sara (Leimbach) Jones; his daughters, Jenna and Jillian; his parents; his brother, Larry (Leticia) Jones of Washington; and numerous close family and friends.
Mike was welcomed on the other side by his grandparents: Lewis "Red" and Jo Jones; Patty Chase; Leo and Mildred Tate; his father-in-law, William "Bill" Leimbach and many beloved family and friends. Mike was a graduate of Pekin Community High School, Class of 1991.
He spent many years after high school at Builder's Square, where he often spoke fondly of the people he worked with and his time there until it closed. After it's closure, Mike went to work as a tool salesman for A & I and WTD Supply, doing what he loved - spending other people's money on projects and tools.
He met his wife Sara in October 2002 after they were set up on a blind date. They married April 17, 2004 in Clinton, Illinois. His greatest treasures were his daughters Jenna and Jillian. He loved nothing more than snuggling with his girls and having them help out on projects with him.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, 301 Broadway St. in Pekin. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Thursday, November 3, 2016, also at the funeral home followed by burial at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for the benefit of his daughters in care of Sara.