Obituaries

Go back to main Obituaries page

William R. Jones

April 19th, 1956 – June 29th, 2020

William Robert "Bill" Jones, age 64 of Astoria, Illinois, passed away at 5:44 pm Monday, June 29, 2020 in the Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois. He was born on April 19, 1956 in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Robert Eugene and Rita Marcile (Ralston) Jones. Bill married DeAnna Brown on July 18, 1981 in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his two sons, Wesley (and Abbie Fawcett) Jones of Ipava, Illinois and Casey Jones of Lewistown, Illinois, four grandchildren; Aubryauna Jones, Chelsy Jones, Arissa Anderson, and Jaron Nielson, his mother, Rita Jones of Astoria, three sisters; Kathy (and Bill) Pollitt and Donna (and Steve) Hamblin, of Astoria, and Rhonda (and Chuck) Sosey of Lewistown, Illinois, and two brothers, Danny Jones and Larry Jones, of Astoria.

Bill was preceded in death by one daughter, Chelsey Jones, his father Bob Jones, and his in-laws, Junior and Mary Lou Brown.

Bill worked as a farmer. He then drove a truck for Astoria Ready-Mix and later Beaird Transport, where he was working until his death. He owned and operated Jones Backhoe and Loader Service.

He enjoyed hunting in his younger days. He loved to cook, especially beef and noodles, cut wood, and helping others. He adored his animals, especially his dog, "Bear".

He was a member of the Astoria Christian Church.

Graveside services for cremated remains will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the Astoria Cemetery. Pastor Greg Parker will officiate. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad

Condolences


June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Steve and Diann Skiles

June 30th, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Bill. Our prayers go out to the family.

June 30th, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Billy. {{{hugs}}} for you all. Jodie & Robbin

June 30th, 2020

Dee, Wes, and Casey. So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

June 30th, 2020

So, so sorry for your loss. May God give the family peace and comfort you during this difficult time and the many days ahead. Love, Mike and Donna Shirley

June 30th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Darrell and Debby Pierce

June 30th, 2020

So sorry Dee.. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Remember Bill from Astoria grade school..Vicky Ackley

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of Bill. Prayers to the family. Roberta Oest

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of Bill. Jo and Dave Campbell

June 30th, 2020

Dee, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I will pray for you and your family.

June 30th, 2020

Dee, Wes, Casey, Rita and family, we are sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time. Bob and Melba Baker

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Jones family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Caileb, Sarah & Paislee.

June 30th, 2020

I’m saddened to hear this. Bill was an amazing guy and he loved his family very much. Love Jon and Deb Adkins

June 30th, 2020

Dee, you have our deepest condolences on the loss of Billy. We were in the same class all thru school and I think to the Class of 74, he will always be "Billy". Steve Shaw

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss.
Brenda & Shannon Heath

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss
Thinking of you all
The Taylor's
Gary, Bev, Miranda

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Brad & Tina Batterton.

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jon and Staisha Oest

June 30th, 2020

Dee and family, So sorry for your loss. Jon and Marcia (Stephens) Breeden

June 30th, 2020

So sorry. Penny Collins and family.

June 30th, 2020

I am so sad to hear this! Bill was one of our favorite people to visit with and just always could count on a good laugh!
Prayers to the family and friends of this great guy! .. Lorrie MaKayla and Mariah Park

June 30th, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. Thinking of you Dee & family. Debbie Douglas

June 30th, 2020

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for your family. Janey Powell Ford

June 30th, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Dee.I know how hard it is and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

June 30th, 2020

What a shock! So sorry Dee and family...praying you have comfort in the many memories you have of happy times together..LaRita Maloney

June 30th, 2020

I was shocked to see this about Bill. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers

June 30th, 2020

I was shocked to see this about Bill. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers. Teresa Shembarger

June 30th, 2020

So sorry your loss. Deepest sympathies to his family. JoEllen Myers

June 30th, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you Dee and Family. Marilyn Shawgo

June 30th, 2020

Casey so sorry for your loss.
Lary Howarter

June 30th, 2020

Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers to All of your Family, Dee. 🙏🙏. Mike & Peg Davis

June 30th, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to all the family. So sorry to hear this Dee.
Cheryl Reimolds

June 30th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Kathy klinedinst and Dan Windsor

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Brian Bucher

June 30th, 2020

Thinking of you, Wes and Casey. May God wrap his arm around you and give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love you all, Laurie, Eric and Austin

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Marsha Thomas

June 30th, 2020

Praying for you and your family Dee! Hugs to all. Cindy Chaffin

June 30th, 2020

So sorry Dee for your loss.I know
how hard it is and my thoughts and prayers are with you and boys. Love Shirley Lawver

June 30th, 2020

Sorry you loss the jones family prayers are sent and hugs love Dee and wes

June 30th, 2020

My deepest condolences Dee. Prayers be with you and the the family.

June 30th, 2020

Dee and family, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You are all in our thoughts. Greg, Leslie and family

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear this ...Our Sympathy & Prayers for Bill's family

June 30th, 2020

Dee and family sorry for your loss, Steve Bucy.

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He will be missed. Peace and comfort to you during this difficult journey. Vicki Shaw Phillips

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your great loss ! Bill and Rosie Brockley

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill, he was a great guy. The whole family is in our thoughts & prayers. Roger&Tere Cox

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry for your loss!! Thinking of u all! Travis & Carrie Fields

June 30th, 2020

Prayers to all of the family. May you feel the comfort and peace of God in this very difficult time. Doug & Cynde Ketterman

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear this prayers to the family. We also enjoyed talking with him such a fun person. Ackley’s

June 30th, 2020

I'm so very sorry for your family's loss; you all shall be in our prayers.
Chris and Ashlynn Tournear

June 30th, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Kelly and James

June 30th, 2020

Thinking of the Jones family! So sorry for your loss! Rita and David Cassel

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

June 30th, 2020

So sad for your loss,Rosemary. Mason

June 30th, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
Patty Wherley

June 30th, 2020

Sorry for your loss! Debbie Easley Noble

June 30th, 2020

Thinking of all the family during this difficult time, prayers and love for you. Bob and Susie Bucher

June 30th, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family and praying for comfort. Kathleen Myers Drecktrah

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Daniel and Becky Hamm

June 30th, 2020

Dee, Wes, Casey, and The Jones Family, Prayers, lots of love and hugs. Kent and Barb Cowin

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to all of Bill's family. We will miss him coming in the hardware and visiting. He was always caring and likeable guy. Tommy and Pam Trone

June 30th, 2020

My sympathies ♥️

June 30th, 2020

So sad to hear of this loss for Dee and the whole family. Caryl & Jeff Lasswell

June 30th, 2020

So Sorry for your loss. Sending my Thoughts and Prayers for you Dee, Wes, Casey & All of the Family's. Sue Palmer & Family

June 30th, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember a lot of good times with him as a fellow classmate. Prayers for comfort. Mark & Mary S Clayton

June 30th, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss Bill was a really good person. Prayers to all. Anthony and Tammy Baldry

June 30th, 2020

So very sorry for your loss! Jimmy and Debbie Derry

June 30th, 2020

Dee,Wes, and Casey,so sorry for your loss.You're in my thoughts and prayers. Helen Traylor

June 30th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers Brenda Little

June 30th, 2020

Sorry Dee for you and your families loss

June 30th, 2020

My thoughts & prayers going out to you Dee, Wes, Casey

June 30th, 2020

The Biesenthal s

July 1st, 2020

Dee Wes and Casey I am so sorry to hear this You all are in my thoughts and prayers

July 1st, 2020

Sending hugs to the Jones family.. so very sorry. Bob and Loretta Mummert

July 1st, 2020

Dee, Wes, Casey and the entire Jones family. So sorry for your loss. Bill was one of a kind and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all. - Shelby Burget

July 1st, 2020

So sorry to see one of my former neighbors gone. Praying comfort for Dee and families! Gary W. Sheets

July 1st, 2020

Sorry for your loss

July 1st, 2020

Dee, I am so sorry for your lost, sweetheart. Bill was a good man. My love and prayers to your family. Love, Rona Ward

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Norma Jean Meehan

July 1st, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Sorry for your loss. May God be with you. Bob and Peggy Spencer.

July 1st, 2020

Dee I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and prayers for your whole family. Judy Wilson

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

July 1st, 2020

Dee, Wes, Casey, and Rita and all of your family, we extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Billy was always so friendly and always ready for a visit. He was very proud of his family. May the good memories bring you comfort. Carolyn and Garth Cripe

July 1st, 2020

So sorry Dee,Wes and Casey sending Prayers and Hugs Charlie and LuAnn Bollinger

July 1st, 2020

Rita and Dee and all the Jones family we are so very sorry for your loss. We are lifting prayers for comfort. Rick snd Kathy Heller and family

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Paul and Carol Stambaugh

July 1st, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Gina Clayton

July 1st, 2020

Dee and Family, So sorry for you loss, Prayers

July 1st, 2020

Sorry for your family's loss
Danny & Christy Daly

July 1st, 2020

Our prayers go out to all of Bills family. May GOD comfort you and hold you close. Robert and Susan Cameron

July 1st, 2020

Dee and Family. We were sadden to here about Bill. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Randall and Sarah Fuqua

July 1st, 2020

Dee & family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember when you two got engaged. Prayers to you all for peace and comfort.
DeeVon & Wendell Schisler

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Tammy robinson

July 1st, 2020

Dee and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Gerry and Teresa

July 1st, 2020

Thoughts & prayers for family, remember all the good times. Tom & Glenda Howe

July 1st, 2020

So sorry to hear this. You'll all be in our thoughts. Kerry & Sally Welker

July 1st, 2020

Jap says hi ya pr___. Love ya we will meet again.

July 1st, 2020

Dee,Thinking of you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy.
Linda and Patty Danner

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for Bill's passing
Hugs and prayers for all of you.he was a good man, great sense of humor and witty, and great family man.

July 1st, 2020

I’m sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet (Fouts) Hazzard

July 1st, 2020

To all the family members, we are so sorry for your great loss and you will be in our prayers. John & Sandy Bybee

July 1st, 2020

To all the family our thoughts & prayers are with you.

July 1st, 2020

The Branson family

July 1st, 2020

Soo so sorry,Linda Derry and Family

July 1st, 2020

So sorry to hear this....God bless you all.....Annk Mitchell

July 1st, 2020

Dee I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill you will be in my thoughts and prayers Patty Prather

July 1st, 2020

Our very sincere sympathy to the entire family in the passing of Bill. Lorenda & Alvin Spilker, Lewistown, Il.

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss Dee Wes Casey Bill was a great person Larry “crow” Crosetto

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family,and may all your memories bring you comfort. Wally and Janet D

July 1st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family,and may all your memories bring you comfort. Wally and Janet Danner

July 1st, 2020

Prayers for all of the Jones family, so very sorry for your loss. Beverly Surratt Lee

July 1st, 2020

Condolences to all the family.
Remembering so many good conversations from his early age and how Billy would always enjoy visiting. Such a pleasant person. Rita, you did a fantastic job raising Billy and certain it will leave a void. Our thoughts are with you !
Harley and Kay Curless

July 1st, 2020

I’m so sorry for loss, Dee. Praying that God bless and comfort you and your family.
John Leib

July 1st, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May you find peace in all the memories you have shared. Hugs to you and the boys and the entire Jones family. Linda Schneider

July 1st, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to Bill's family, he would always bring us some of his vegetables from his garden and he always had a story or two. He will be missed. Brenda and Amy(Central Stone)

July 1st, 2020

Sorry for your loss Dee and family. You are in our prayers. Gary and Sheila Sloter

July 1st, 2020

ora and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of truly a great person

July 1st, 2020

Jones family..so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was a great guy Nicki and Richard Hazzard

July 2nd, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bill. He always had a way of making you laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this difficult time.

July 2nd, 2020

Dee, Wes, Casey and the Jones family. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Ike and Linda Hackett
Norma Powell

July 2nd, 2020

Dee, Rita, Kathy, Donna, Rhonda, Danny, Larry... thinking of you all. So very very sorry about your loss. Love Ryan and Becky Baker

July 2nd, 2020

So sad to hear this. Another high school friend and neighbor. My condolences to the Jones family and to his wife and children. Toni Sayers

July 3rd, 2020

So very sorry. Keeping you all in my thots and prayers. Brad and Lisa Pollitt Aberle

July 3rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Kathy cox

July 3rd, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the whole Jones family. Always liked Billy and thought he was a good guy. David Wilson

July 3rd, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. Steve & Anna Bailey

July 5th, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss he was such a good guy. GOD Bless your family!

July 6th, 2020

Sorry to hear this. May God give you strength in your time of need-Brian Pollitt

July 6th, 2020

Sorry to hear this. May God give you strength in your time of need-Brian Pollitt

July 6th, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Saying prayers to give you strength and peace during this sad time. - Candice Boothe

July 6th, 2020

So sorry to hear the sad news of Billy passing. God bless his family. Gale and Annie Beekman