Billy E. Jones, 82, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born May 12, 1933, in St. Louis, a son of the late Paul E. and Lois (Kinney) Jones. Billy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, where he had achieved 54 years of perfect attendance in Sunday school. He had received his Bachelor Degree in Biology from McKendree College. He loved playing trivia and drinking his chocolate milkshakes. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family.
He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Will of Pontoon Beach and Lois Lee Meyenburg of Prairietown; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred P. and Jane E. Jones of Granite City; one brother-in-law, Bill Voss; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryne “Kitty” Voss; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Meyenburg and Howard “Bud” Will.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, with the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 138 Lincoln Place Court, Belleville, IL 62221 and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.