CATLIN — Jim Jones, 89, well-known Catlin resident, brick mason and contractor, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, after a brief illness.
Jim was born March 22, 1925, in Danville to Edward and Albertine Phettyplace Jones.
He married Dorothy Cornett on Sept. 24, 1949, at Catlin Church of Christ.
Dorothy survives as well as two daughters, Ellen Jones Carney of Indianapolis, and Beth Jones (Father Joseph) Gibson of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Emily (Daniel) Faidley and Anna (Jared) Lee; and four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah James, Connor and Ethan. He was preceded in death by one infant son, Craig Albert Jones; one brother, Walter “Bud” Jones; and one sister, Thelma Dettman.
Jim was active in civic and community affairs, being a member of Catlin Church of Christ where he taught Sunday school for 59 years and served on the church board. He also served on the Catlin Board of Education for 14 years.
He was a charter member of the Catlin Historical Society, where he had served as board president and volunteer. He was Catlin Lions Club’s Man of the Year in 1995 and volunteered at the Vermilion County War Museum. Jim served his country in the Navy in WWII and was a member of the USS Harding Ship Association and the Tin Can Sailor. He was a Cub Scout leader in Catlin for several years.
Funeral services: noon Saturday, June 14, at Catlin Church of Christ. Darren Johnson to officiate. Burial, with military honors by Catlin American Legion, will follow in OakRidge Cemetery at Catlin. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at Catlin Church of Christ.
Memorials to Catlin Historical Society, Vermilion County War Museum or Catlin Church of Christ. Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.