Howard J. Jones, 83, of Pembroke Township, passed away Oct. 2, 2018, at Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Texarkana, Texas, the son of Robert Jones Sr. and Rachel (Hale) Jones.
Howard was the manager of Sacred Heart Resale Shop in Hopkins Park. He was a resident of the Pembroke Township area for 50 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army PFC.
Howard’s hobbies included cooking, fishing, baking, working in the yard, watching Western movies and collecting horror movies.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopkins Park.
Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Johnson, of Pembroke Township, and Christine Jones, of Austin, Texas; one sister, Cora Lee Sykes, of Palm Bay, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife; four brothers; and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, until the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Momence, with the Rev. Raymond Lescher officiating. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Please sign his online guestbook at leggettfuneral.net.