Wendell R. Jones
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Wendell R. Jones
  • August 18, 1919 - December 18, 2017
  • Loves Park, Illinois

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Wendell "Rex" Jones, 98 of Loves Park, IL. died Monday, at his home, with family at his side. Born August 18, 1919 in Sumner, IL. to Clint and Mayme Jones. Rex was veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. In a life well celebrated, Rex worked hard all his life, from hand plowing the family farm fields to 38 years as a valued employee with Elco Industries. He married Virginia "Gin" Bilodeau and together shared fifty years while raising their family. Rex lived in his home for over 72 years. Expansion was to the house and the basement he hand dug one bucket at a time. His mornings were complete when he got the daily weather report and groomed his yard. He was an observer and enjoyed what he witnessed Rex was content being surrounded by his grand and great- grand kids.

Survivors: children, John (Sue) Jones, Linda (Dave) Hafferty; grandchildren, Darcey, Daneen, David, Chad; great - grandchildren, Sierra, Safire, Serenity, Jeremie, Katelynn, Ryan Wendell; siblings, Doris (Maurice) Wood; nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Doris (George) Jones Baxter; faithful pet companions, Crickett and Lucky. Predeceased by parents; wife; son, David Jones; grandson, Shane Hafferty; brothers, Byrl, Gerald Jones.

Service: 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL. Visitation: 1:00 - 2:30. Burial Sunset Memorial Gardens, condolences: www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com