Richard “Dick” E. Jones, 79, of Hoopeston, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.
Dick was born on March 1, 1939, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Marion Dwight and Betty (Marlow) Jones. He married Marilyn Block on June 29, 1959, at the Danville United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on December 8, 2004.
He is survived by two sons- Randy Jones of Oxford, Indiana and Mark Jones of Hoopeston; five grandchildren- Ryan and Kyle Jones, Tia Williams, Levi Williams and Alexis Wood; and five great-grandchildren- Finley, Emma, Onisty, Darius and Analise.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Dick graduated from John Greer High School. He worked in the automotive business for over 60 years, owning car dealerships in Milford and Hoopeston. He enjoyed motorsports, football, going to auctions and watching auctions on TV. He also loved classic cars, antique tractors and working.
A Celebration of Richard “Dick” E. Jones Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating. He will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dick’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.