George was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II, a member of the American Legion and an avid golfer, who also loved to hunt and fish.
He was the owner of George Jones Garage in Metropolis for many years, then later went to work for and retired from Laidlaw Corp.
George is survived by his daughter, Treila Krueger and husband David of Belleville; two sons, George Alan Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Charles Eric Jones and wife Shaun of Hillard, Ohio; four grandchildren, Melissa Krueger Plant and husband John of Marion, Bridget Krueger Douglas and husband Nathan of Harrisburg, Corey Jones of Ocala, Fla. and Marjorie Jones Metcalf and husband Joshua of West Liberty, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Madeline and Morgan Douglas of Harrisburg, Kylie, Zach and Gavin Plant of Marion and Cody Jones of West Liberty; two sisters, Blanche Watson of Vienna and Joyce Choate of Metropolis; one brother, William Jones and wife Barbara of Golconda; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Nellie Faulkner Jones; his wife, Wanda Bullock Jones; 2 infant sons; one sister, Mary Hughes; and four brothers, Cecil, Clarence, James and Charlie Jones.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Pastor David Krueger officiating.
Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Pope County with a military service conducted.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 418629 Boston, MA 02241; Epilepsy Foundation of America, 4351 Garden City Dr., Suite 500, Landover, MD 20785; or the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604.