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Seymour Jones

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[March 27, 2009]  Seymour John Jones, 87, of Lincoln, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 8:50 a.m. at The Christian Village Nursing Home.

No visitation is scheduled.

A private funeral service is planned for Saturday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Pastor Robert Henderson officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 263.

Mr. Jones was an electrician. He retired in 1985 from employment with the state of Illinois.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was born March 7, 1922, to James and Margaret Beaver Jones. He married Gloria Cecelia Powers on Dec. 11, 1943. She survives.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, of Lincoln; three sons, Tom Jones, Donny Jones and Rick (and Shannon) Jones, all of Lincoln; two brothers, Lawrence Jones and Arthur Jones, both of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. David Lee Jones, who was killed in action Nov. 8, 1967; and two brothers, Edgar Jones and Melvin Jones.

He was a member of IBEW Local 193 in Springfield, Lincoln Masonic Lodge 210, Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine, a member and past president of the Logan County Shrine Club, a lifetime member and past governor of Moose Lodge 1441, a member and honor guard member of American Legion Post 263, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756 and past 10th District commander.

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He graduated from Lincoln High School.

He loved to hunt and fish. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.

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