Don Jones, age 81 of rural Pocahontas, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Ward Sussenbach will be officiating. Interment will follow in Brown Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Bond County Hospice. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Donald Jones, the son of Rev. James Houston Jones and Jane Elizabeth (Agent) Jones, was born April 3, 1940 in Salem, Kentucky. Don was raised in Kentucky and at the age of 16 moved to Greenville. He attended the local schools and graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1958. Don worked for the Post Office and Farm Service. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years, hauling grain and livestock for various companies. Don retired in 2020, working for Mark Albert of New Douglas.
Don and Bonnie Belle Brown were united in marriage on July 3, 1960. They enjoyed 48 years together before her passing on March 13, 2009. Don and Darleen J. Halstead Royer were united in marriage on August 30, 2014, and she survives. Don was a member of the Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years.
Don is also survived by his daughter Debra J. (Gary) Dudek of Troy, Illinois and step-children: Kevin (Chris) Stewart, Keith (Pat) Stewart and Kathy (Billy) Draper. Also surviving are his siblings; Bill Jones, Faye (Pete) Atwell and Steve Jones, grandchild: KayCee Dudek and significant other Dustin Bell, great-grandchild Bensen Bell, 9 step grandchildren and a host of step-great-grandchildren.