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LeRoy Orlin Jones

LeRoy Orlin Jones
  • December 4, 1939 - March 30, 2022
  • Milledgevilleville, Illinois

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LeRoy Orlin Jones Sr., 82, of Milledgeville, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Leroy was born on December 4, 1939 in Sterling, the son of Howard and Anna Mae (Davis) Jones. He married Mabel Schryver on May 13, 1961 in Polo. He retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire after 33 years and continued to work for 10 more years at Woods Equipment Company. LeRoy was a US Navy veteran, a member of the Milledgeville American Legion, and was a local Scoutmaster for many years. He enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle and attending Elkhart Lake racing events. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and was considered the local pit stop for his sons' and their friends' mini bikes.

Survivors include his wife Mabel of Milledgeville; one daughter, Lisa (Brian) Blackbourn of Dixon; three sons, LeRoy (Tamie) Jones Jr. of Chadwick, Larry (Melinda) Jones of Sterling, and Lynn Jones of Dixon; one sister, Geraldine Figi of Queens Creek, AZ; seven grandchildren, Tyler Jones, Dylan (Ashley) Jones, Olivia Jones, Emma Jones, Malory (Kevin) Rutherford, Madeline Blackbourn, and Emma Blackbourn; six great grandchildren, Landen, Liam, Jaclynn, Kaleb, Sophie, and Sadie; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Jones; and two granddaughters, Brittney Dixon, and Amanda Ridge.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, April 4, 2022 at McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Cremation rites will follow. Graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Bethel Cemetery in Milledgeville, with Reverend Richard Koch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Milledgeville Fire Department.