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CREVE COEUR ~ Virgil Louis Jones, Sr., 62, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home.

Born October 12, 1954 in Peoria to Charles and Doris (Pillischafske) Jones, he married Debra Raistrick on July 5, 1975 in Peoria.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Virgil (Sheri) Jones, Jr. of Pekin; one daughter, Melissa Jones of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Paige Parrish, Jade Parrish, Alexandria (Michael) Reid, Andrew Tegg and Scotty Richerson; three great-grandchildren, Kyler, Micah and Kennedy; two brothers, David (Joann) Jones of Brimfield and his twin, Jack (Carol) Jones of Bellvue and one sister, Vicki (Mike) Gensler of Kickapoo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Virgil worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for over 43 years, retiring on August 1, 2016 as a Machine Technician.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Virgil was a man of morals and honor.  He never met a stranger and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was happiest when he was with his family.

Honoring Virgil’s wishes, there will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hooked on Fishing, 1807 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611.

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