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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Saturday April 30th, 2016
1:30pm

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Barry Jones

Barry L.  Jones, 76, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm at Herrin Hospital.  Barry was born November 20, 1939 in Chicago the son of Margaret (Brisbois) Jones.  He married Barbara Rich on December 29, 1965 in East St. Louis, Missouri and together they have been blessed with over 50 years of marriage.  He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp, where he was stationed in Hawaii.  Barry had several special interests; he loved watching movies and reading books on US military history and government.  He loved music from the 40s, 50s and 60s, anything from Big Band to Rock n Roll, when he was younger he was quite the dancer.  Barry loved corvettes and watching John Wayne movies.    Barry, Barbara and daughter Brandie traveled extensively to Spain, Canada, riding camels in Africa, Hawaii, the Bahamas and throughout the United States.  He never met a stranger and could discuss any subject with anyone he met.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his; Daughter – Brandie Beasley and husband Scott of Marion Grandchild – Branna Mahoney and husband John of Pittsburg, PA Grandchild – Brynden Beasley of Marion Step-grandchildren;   Amy Clark and husband Matt   Scott Beasley and wife Jeanette   Steven Beasley and wife Cassie    Preceded by his Parents  Funeral services will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Don Colson officiating.  Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.  Military rites will be presented by members of the Marion VFW Post #1301 and American Legion Post #147.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.  For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.

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