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Samuel D. Jones (Sam), age 92, of Lyons, IL passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Maywood, IL. Sam was cared for by his son, Christopher Jones.
Sam was born October 9, 1925 in Bolivar, TN, to the late Eddie Jones and Jessie Beard Jones. Sam honorably served in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed, hard-working construction worker. He will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others, his sense of humor and story-telling, and most of all, his love for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by first wife, Catherine Spencer, his second wife Clearrener Word; his siblings, Homer Jones, Dempsey Jones, Neely Jones, Jesse Ray Jones, and Ollie Mae Jones Hatcher; his daughter, Ashanti Spencer Lewis; and granddaughter Shaquira Spencer.
He will be forever missed by his children, Ernestine Spencer, Michael (Valerie) Spencer, Maurice (Shenella) Spencer, Paula Spencer; Patricia (Robert) Jarrett, Kevin (Felicia) Word, Glenda Word, and Christopher (Dianna) Jones; his brother, Ray Jones, his sisters, Dorothy Owens, Lillie Brady, Ruth McIntosh and Immogene Bowden; and his great-grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be at the Tower Funeral Home in Lyons, IL on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. proceeding with Burial at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.