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John Jones

January 5, 1946 — April 13, 2017

El Paso-John R. "Dick" Jones, 71, of El Paso, IL passed away at his residence at 9:40 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

He was born on January 5, 1946 in Pontiac, IL a son of Harold and Wanda "Pete" Erhardt Jones. He married Nancy L. Bolby on December 1, 1968 in Roanoke, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Stephen Richard "Richie" (Brandie) Jones of El Paso, IL; Jeremy Thomas "J.T." (Holly) Jones of El Paso; Josey (Dillon) Schouweiler of El Paso; two sisters, Robbie Byrd of El Paso; Debbie (Keith) McClure of Carlock; and seven grandchildren, Dusti, Becca Pete, and Dalton Jones, Christopher Kindig, Nathan Jones, and Lexi and Henry Schouweiler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, JoAnn Smith, Doris Eyman, and Lois Boulware; and one brother, Doug Rathbun.

Dick worked at the Shell Gas Station in El Paso for many years. He then went on to work for Caterpillar, American Builders, and El Paso Automotive.

Dick worked for many years as an auto mechanic. He served on El Paso's city council several years. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, mowing, following his favorite sports teams, and tinkering in the garage.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. Mike Oleniczak will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.

Memorials may be directed to the Dick Jones Relay for Life Team for American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to


APR 18. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Memorial Service

APR 19. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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