Dr. Rickey Lee "Rick" Jones

Born: Sun., Mar. 15, 1953
Died: Wed., Dec. 24, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Dec. 31, 2014
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

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Dr. Rickey Lee “Rick” Jones, age 61, of Effingham, IL, formerly of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday December 24, 2014 in Beaufort, South Carolina after many months of battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Born March 15, 1953 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Maxie G and Barbara Jo (Peak) Jones.  On March 7, 2012 he married Patsy (West) Harrington and she survives.

Dr. Jones was a Federal Inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry Division from 1986 thru 2012.  Rick graduated Lincoln Trail College in 1980, then received his Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois and Graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1985.

Dr. Jones served in the United States Navy, 1971 - 1978; was a member of the Robinwood Assembly of God, Robinson, IL; member National Association of Federal Veterinarians; National Charter Member of the Motorcycle Rider’s Foundation; Member of the executive board of the A.B.A.T.E. educational organization from 1992 thru 2012; Member of the Illinois Farm Bureau; National Rifle Association and a life member of the U.S. Navy Non-commissioned Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Lee Harrington-Jones, Effingham, IL; father, Maxie G. Jones, Robinson, IL; daughters and sons-in-law, Angel and Tony Sanders, Marshall, IL; April and Jarrod Hale, Mt. Vernon, MO; son, Mr. Cody Jones, Auburn, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Wanda Jones, Robinson, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Robert Fields, Lewisburg, PA; three step-children, Jedediah and Ida Harrington, Effingham, IL; Tory and Rusty Kelly, Beaufort, S.C.; Montana Harrington, Los Angeles, CA along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Barbara Jo Jones, December 29, 2010.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 am Wednesday December 31, 2014 at the Hall Funeral Chapel, 1110 North Fourth Street, Effingham, IL. with Chaplin Jay Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL. Friends may call on Tuesday December 30, 2014 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham.  Memorial donations to charity may be made to the A. L. S. Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) or A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America with envelopes available at the funeral home. Military graveside honors will be performed by VFW Post 4549,  E. M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion Post and AM VETS Post # 33, all of Robinson, IL.

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Theresa Hipp Zerkle
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
I believe that I graduated with Dr. Jones from RHS in 1971. Another friend Carol Everingham Smith, called with the news of his death today. We are both deeply sorry for your loss at this time. I am glad that his family was present at his death however to say goodbye. You have my sympathy for your loss.

Kelly York Cheek
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
I worked with Rickey at Dr. Trimbles office back in the late 1970's. He was also in vet school when I was in vet technician school in Champaign. Sorry to hear of his passing. He was always kind. Prayers are with your family.

Norm and Deb Tracy
   Posted Tue December 30, 2014
Denise just told us of your dad's passing. We are so sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lawrence Dix
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
I went to school with Rick from grade school to high school and graduated with him in 1971.I live just south of his dad's house,and would see Rick mowing the yard now and then. He was a good man and I was sorry to hear of his death.Randy stopped to tell me about Rick Friday. I am sorry for your loss,but at least there is no more suffering.May God bless.

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