Born: March 11, 1950 - Deceased: September 28, 2021
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William “Bill” Gene Jones, 71, of Smithton, IL, born Saturday, March 11, 1950, in Belleville, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021; at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.
Bill was an independent truck driver and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL, Freeburg Lodge #418, Scottish Rite Bodies, V.F. W. Post #7074 in Freeburg, IL, and Smithton American Legion Post #937. He loved to fish, camp and BBQ. Bill served in the Marine Corps and is Vietnam War Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Eugene and Cora, nee Hesse, Jones
Surviving are his:
Wife: Janet Jones of Smithton, IL
Stephanie (Daniel) Schatte of New Athens, IL
Keri (Rudy) Diefenbach of Smithton, IL
Sister-in-law: Ardie Dillier
Several cousins and many friends
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL with a Masonic Service at 6:30 pm.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, October 4, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.