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Paul Jones

Paul Jones

Paul Edwin Jones, 64, of Marissa, IL; born on August 17, 1955 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Jones was a 911 dispatcher for Washington County, IL.  He was also a truck driver and an EMT.  Paul was a member of the Marissa Lions Club and the Marissa Masonic Lodge.  Paul loved his community and was always willing to lend a hand where it was needed.  He also enjoyed fishing.  Most of all Paul loved spending time with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Irene, nee Steele, Jones.  Two sisters – Dorothy West and Mariann Brugger.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy, nee Geralds, Jones whom he married on May 16, 1992 in Marissa, IL.  His children – Richard (Amanda) Seymore of Marissa, IL; Brad (Kimberly) Jones of Caruthersville, MO; Eric (Brittany) Geralds of Marissa, IL.  His grandchildren – Riley Seymore; Conner Seymore; Roxy Geralds; Carter Geralds; Abby Bonee; Emma Bonee; Wyatt Jones; Westin Jones.  One sister – Carol (Sid) Hougland of New Baden,IL.  One brother – Jimmy (Kendra) Rhodes of Tower Hill, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Representives from the Public Safety Community will have a walk through service at 7:00pm) and on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00am.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. So very sorry for the loss of this dear family member…….. Wanted to see all of you through all of this……. May each of you find peace with what we can’t understand in this moment in time……… keep trust in God and may he wrap his arms around you to give you strength, comfort and love…..

  2. Stephanie Lea says:

    I only knew Paul as “Eric’s dad” but when I did speak to Eric about him…I knew how great of an impact he had on his life. Really must have been a great man and a great father to have so much love from so many people. Res
    t Easy Paul.

  3. Laurie Shain says:

    Nancy~~I have such wonderful memories of you all. I am so sorry. Cancer is such a thief….Know that you are prayed for.

  4. Becky Gregory says:

    So sorry for your loss. Paul was such a nice guy. He always made a point to say hi to me anywhere I saw him.

  5. Carolyn Rossman says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss,, Paul was a good man and a good friend,,,He gave his all to helping others,,, He was a blessing to work with and loved to make you laugh ,,, he will be so missed ,,,Love and prayers to Nancy and family

  6. Kathy Keller says:

    My condolences to the family. Paul was a great guy. He will be missed.

    • Perry Brooks says:

      Prayers to the family! Paul was a nice guy, we had Chemo together, and he was a Fellow Lions member !

  7. ROBIN GERALDS says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Paul was a good man. He will be missed by many. I am praying for comfort and peace for Nancy and the boys.

  8. Harold SIMON says:

    Sorry to hear about Paul . my sympathy to his family.

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