Eddie Joe Jones, 72, of Edinburg, died at 7:56 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center.
He was born on April 18, 1947 the son of Russell Jones and Carmon Jones. He married Jeanne (Edwards) Jones on October 7, 1966.
Eddie attended Edinburg High School. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 and was stationed in Bad Kissingen, Germany. He then worked for Peabody Coal Mine #10 for 33 years. Eddie was a lifelong resident of Edinburg and loved his family, Edinburg sports, and hanging out at the Ayerco Station in Edinburg with his friends.
Along with his wife, Jeanne, Eddie is survived by his son, Shelby (Andrea) Jones, his two granddaughters: Jayln and Jachele Jones, all of Henderson, Nevada; step-brother: Louis Farmer of Edinburg; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Jones, his mother, Carmon Farmer, and his step-father, Monte Farmer.
Eddie is being cremated per his wishes and there will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date. The family acknowledges DaVita Dialysis of Taylorville and Taylorville Home Care for taking such excellent care of Eddie.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Eddie, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.