Sam G. Jones


Sam G. Jones, age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away at the family farm home, built by his grandfather, and the home in which he was born December 29, 1936. He was surrounded by the love of his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Becky Hester Jones, whom he married June 16, 1963 in St. Peter, IL. Also his son Matthew (Serena) Jones of St. Louis, MO; daughters Amber Hearn of Georgia, Susan Jones of St. Louis, MO, Jennifer King of Godfrey, IL, and Brandy (Eithan) Smith of Godfrey, IL along with grandchildren Jason (Rosanne) Connor, Darian Hearn, Michael Ford, Sophia King, Ian (Brooke) King, Abby King, Brody Smith and Everett Jones. Also 7 great grandchildren, his sister Karen Robnett of St. Charles, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mary Williams Jones, brother Leon Jones, and daughter Heidi Jones Ford.

Sam was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina. He began farming 200 acres at the age of 15, farming the family ground until 2006. He also worked on the Rock Island railroad in Chicago, and worked for Warren G. Murray Developmental Center as a carpenter for 30 years. He also faithfully served in the United States Army.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with burial to follow at the Alma Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Kinmundy American Legion Post.

Visiting hours will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rankin Funeral Home.

The family suggest memorials in Sam's memory be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Kinmundy-Alma E.M.T.'s or to the donors choice and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.