Clyde Jones

Obituary of Clyde Jones

Clyde J. Jones, age 93, of Franklin, Il.  died Saturday evening (Feb. 24, 2018) at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Jacksonville, Il.


He was born February 8, 1925 in Wilton Center, IL, son of the late Marshall Hall Jones and Edith Ema Elizabeth Schroeder Jones.


He married Geraldine “Jerry” V. Goode on December 22, 1946 in Joliet, IL, and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2011.


Surviving are his children, Jackie Godfrey of Austin, Texas and Patti Turpin (Paul) of Franklin, IL; two grandchildren, Shirene Garner (Dustin) of LeClaire, Iowa and Paul Jon Turpin (Ashley) of Franklin, IL; four great-grandchildren, Avery, Ryker, Elliott, and Hadley; one sister, Martha Mealey of Delaven, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.      


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Alice Pettys, and one brother, Carey Jones.


Clyde was a graduate of Joliet Central High School south of Chicago, IL.  He was an Air Force Veteran, serving during W.W. II as a navigator.              

He and his wife owned and operated Fitzer's Frostie Ice Cream Stand every summer in Joliet, IL for several years. During the winter season he built homes. They moved to Lake Isabella, California after retiring where he continued to build houses.  Later they returned to Illinois to be closer to their children.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Lake Isabella, California and the Herrin Church of Christ in Herrin, Illinois. 


In accordance with his wishes Clyde will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at  Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il. is assisting family with arrangements.