James E. "Jim" Jones
James E. "Jim" Jones PEKIN - James E. "Jim" Jones, 83, of Pekin passed away Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016, at his home. Jim was born January 26, 1933, in Pekin to Larston and Mildred (Hinshaw) Jones. He married Gloria Wood on September 14, 1958, in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; one son, Timothy (Michelle Collins) Jones of Frankfort, IL; two daughters, Ellen (Dan) McMillin of Manassas, VA, and Annette (Keith) Anderson of Lake Elmo, MN; two grandchildren, Sean (Cait Caffrey) McMillin of Rockville, Maryland, and Michael (Rachel Wu) McMillin of Arlington, VA; and one brother, David (Faye Buchholz) Jones of Denver, CO. Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Wanda VanDettum; and one daughter-in-law, Rachel (Gerkin) Jones. Jim was an active member of many community organizations and clubs including, Pekin Rotary - Paul Harris Fellow; Life member of Salvation Army Advisory Board; Past Exalted Ruler of Pekin Elks Lodge #1271; Past President of Pekin Jaycees; American Legion Post 44; Pekin Moose Lodge #916; Pekin City Council for 10 years, first elected in 1995; Interim Mayor for the City of Pekin in 2009; was currently serving on the Pekin Planning & Zoning Commission; former member of the Tazewell County Zoning Board; Past President of Pekin Barbershop Chorus; and member of Sunset Hills Golf Club, receiving the Robert Monge Best Ball-Legends Award in 2016. Jim was the office manager for CILCO in Pekin, retiring in 1995 after 42½ years of service. After retiring, he was an avid golfer and continued his community service. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ in Pekin for 56 years, where he was a trustee and was on the building committee. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Tupper officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Dr., Pekin, with additional visitation from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Congregational United Church of Christ, 2200 Willow St., Pekin, IL 61554. To leave Jim's family an online condolence, please visit www.hendersonfuneralcare.com .
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