|age 86, of Galesburg and formerly of rural Abingdon, died at 7:23 pm Monday, November 11, 2013 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
He was born on February 24, 1927 in Yates City, the son of Reece C. and Delores (Thousand) Jones. He married Garnet Alene Paulsgrove on April 15, 1951 in Abingdon. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Pauline Hiatt, one brother, Clyde Jones and one half-sister, Vera Dama.
Reece is survived by his daughter, Pamela (and Michael) Cox of Plymouth, Michigan; his son, Rick Jones of Kewanee; and his grandson, Kevin (and Kelly) Ward of Denver, Colorado.
He graduated from Yates City High School. He was an Army veteran of WW II. He had lived and farmed east of Abingdon since 1966 and also worked at Maytag in Galesburg retiring from there in 1989. He has lived in Galesburg since November 23, 2012. His hobbies included boating, fishing and biking.
Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Jeff Robbins will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday at the chapel. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to OSF Home Care Services - Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.