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Eugene L. Jones, 87, of Danville passed away at 7:20 p.m. at Danville Care Nursing Home on June 15, 2017. He was born Oct. 8, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert and Etta Jones. He was a farmer and retired from the railroad. In 1951 to 1953 he served in the Army during the Korean War.
On Aug. 27, 1951, he married Patricia A. Denney and they spent the next 60 years together before her passing on Oct. 11, 2011.
Eugene is survived by his six children, Rickie (Sherrie) Jones, Vickie Hemp of Danville, Randy Jones of Fithian, Patty King of Danville, Tracie (David) Ross of Danville and Rocky Jones of Danville; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elberta Reed (Chuck of Chula Vista, California.
Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers, Elbert Jones, Ellwood Jones and Ellsworth Jones.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. Burial will be at the Danville National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Dementia Society of America.
Please join Eugene's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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