James L. "Jimmy" Jones

james jones

August 3, 1962 ~ July 26, 2018

James L. “Jimmy” Jones, 55, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Jimmy was born August 3, 1962 in Taylorville, IL, the son of James G. and Rita (Durbin) Jones.  He married Robin Robinson on August 26, 2017 at the Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville, after over 18 years of companionship.

Jimmy graduated from Taylorville High School in 1980, and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He went on to work for J.E. Merritt in Decatur for several years, before being employed by Stephen Coy Construction, Inc., as a roofer, for many years.

Jimmy was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and actively worked to bring new members into the church.  He had a forgiving heart and would help anyone in need.  Jimmy lived his life for the Lord and was beloved by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom and Edith Jones; maternal grandmother, Agnes Durbin; uncles, Paul, Herman, and Francis Durbin, and Tommy Jones; aunts, Theresa Murray and Eldora McDonald; and cousins, Bart Rickman and Crystal Cox.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Robin Jones of Taylorville, IL; sons, Josh Hill of Kincaid, IL, Matthew and Shane Jones, both of Taylorville, IL, and Brandon Jones of Kincaid, IL; daughter, Rachel Jones of Taylorville, IL; step-daughters, Melissa Orstead of Tennessee and Rebecca Orstead of Pontiac, IL; 14 grandchildren; parents, James G. and Rita Durbin of Ludington, MI; siblings, Michael Jones of Florida, Julie (fiancé, Mike Prosser) Jones Gilmore of Herrick, IL, and Kristi Jones of Ludington, MI; uncles, Joseph Durbin of Taylorville, IL, Sam Jones of Parhump, NV, and Earl Jones of Springfield, IL; aunt, Margaret Crowder of Tovey, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Church of the Nazarene, 300 S. Shumway St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Bob Turner, celebrant.  Dinner will follow the ceremony at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Church of the Nazarene, 300 S. Shumway St., Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the family of Jimmy Jones, c/o Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Homes, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

  2. Jimmy Lynn  was 1 of the best kindhearted person I ever met help any body in need saved my life literly twice he is really going be missed be many my condolences,  especially robin and rachel.

  3. Yes Bob… He did have the biggest kindest heart in anybody I knew. He was always willing to help out no matter what the issue was.. He was loved by many and is going to be deeply missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.. Losing a loved one is so very hard. But knowing they are at peace and in no more pain helps but the hurt is always there. Love to all of the family.

  4. Jimmy was loved by so many. He is going to be missed by so many.. Me and my husband Richard have nothing but great memories of Jimmy. He indeed had one of the biggest hearts I ever knew. And to see someone turn their life around and give it to Jesus is so inspirational to me. There are so many things I would love to say but then again I am just so shocked because I truly thought with his will to live he would beat this horrible disease. Jimmy… You are loved and going to be missed so dearly my friend.. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family..  The one thing that helps is knowing that he is at peace now and in no more pain. But it still hurts knowing he is gone..

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