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Full Text of SR0213  102nd General Assembly

SR0213 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Charles "Chuck" E. Jones of Peoria,
4who passed away on March 16, 2021; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones was born to Homer and Minnie Jones on
6October 21, 1928; he grew up in Peoria Heights where he
7attended Kelly Avenue School and graduated from Woodruff High
8School in 1947; he enlisted in the Army in 1947 and served in
9the Korean War; he married Norma Theobald in East Peoria on
10November 18, 1956; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones worked for the Peoria Journal Star
12before going to work at Multi-Ad, retiring after 25 years; he
13often worked multiple jobs, including as an ironworker, a
14millwright, and a volunteer firefighter in Richwoods Township;
15and
 
16    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones was active at the American Legion
17Post 2 and served as a member of the Honor Guard; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones was a loving man who was passionate
19about family and living life to its fullest; he was quick to
20make friends with anyone who crossed his path; he spent years
21at his home on the east bluff repairing bicycles, patching

 

 

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1tires, or just putting air in the bike tires for all the
2neighborhood kids who called him Mr. Chuck; and
 
3    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones was preceded in death by his parents;
4his brother; and eight sisters; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Chuck Jones is survived by his wife of 64 years,
6Norma; his daughters, Kathy (Brad) Dressel, Karen (Don)
7O'Brien, and Kelli (KC) Coleman-Jones; his grandchildren,
8Joshua Dressel, Dylan Dressel, Megan Edwards, Jeni Simkins,
9Jeremy O'Brien, and Weston Holt; his great-grandchildren, Brea
10Simkins, Kealy Simkins, and Wayne O'Brien; and his sister,
11Angie (Alfred) Firmand; therefore, be it
 
12    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
14Charles "Chuck" E. Jones and extend our sincere condolences to
15his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
16further
 
17    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18presented to the family of Chuck Jones as an expression of our
19deepest sympathy.