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Ralph  L. "Pete" Jones
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Obituary for Ralph L. "Pete" Jones

Ralph L. “Pete” Jones, 79, of Energy, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Pete owned and operated Pete’s Auto Service in Herrin for many years.

Pete was a member of the Christian Church in Johnston City and formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Energy.

Pete loved to fish and bowl. He was a member of the Big Lake Bass Club and Blue Heron Boat Club in Carterville.

He was born December 10, 1938 in Herrin, IL to William Roy and Alice Allegra (Coleman) Jones.

Pete was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Stilley on June 12, 1959 in Johnston City, IL.
Surviving are his wife of almost 59 years, Ellen Jones of Energy; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lori Jones of Carterville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pamela Jones of Energy, Joyce and Doug Rentfro of Carterville, Patti and Rick Newton of Marion; grandchildren, Jessica Rentfro, Jimmy Rentfro, Laci and Orion Smith, Lucas Newton and Nick Newton; great grandchildren, Cole Newton, Tristan Newton, Loegan Newton and Keegan Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert “Bob” Jones and William A. Jones.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Robert McKnight officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin.

The family prefers memorial donations made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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1:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Cemetery Details


Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of Southern Illinois

204 Halfway Road
Marion, IL 62959

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