Ronald Lewis Jones, 73, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at
3:36 p.m. at The Christian Village.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Lincoln- Ronald Lewis Jones, age 73, of Lincoln, IL.
died at 3:36 P.M. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at The
Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.
Ronnie was born August 22, 1940 in Lincoln, IL., the
son of Melvin Lewis and Mary Catherine Molloy Jones.
He was united in marriage to Kay Lyn Schrader on
March 8, 1958 in Clinton, IL. and she survives. He
is also survived by one daughter, Renee Jones of
Lincoln, IL., and four sons, Rod (Mary) Jones of
Williamsville, IL., Randy Jones of Lincoln, IL.,
Robbie (Gretchen) Jones and Richie (Jani) Jones both
of Lincoln, IL. and 10 grandchildren, Rachel, Nick,
Chelsea, Taly, Austin, Gabby, Riley, Emma, Elaina,
and Kaeli. Ronnie was preceded in death by his
parents and was the last of his immediate family.
Ronnie was an electrician for 32 years and retired
from Lincoln Developmental Center in 2000 where he
had worked as an electrician. He was a member of
Local #193, IBEW, the local Musicians Union and
Knights of Columbus. Ronnie began playing the
saxophone in High School and started traveling with
the Nu Notes band before graduation. He traveled
locally for many years playing. Ronnie became a
Christian in the 1980's and continued to play music
at church and occasionally for parties and other
places. Ronnie was an avid sports fan. He loved
NASCAR, college and professional basketball as well
as the Dodgers and Steelers. Ronnie will be missed
greatly by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday
December 11, 2013 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. with Gary Schmidt,
Ryan Edgecomb and Nick Jones co-officating. Burial
will be in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Visitation
will be from 4-7 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to The George D. Gahr