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DE SOTO — Gary D. “Mick” Jones, nee Gary Allen Horn, 72, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at his residence in De Soto.

Mick was born April 2, 1945, in Chicago Heights, the son of Don and Mary Lou (Tripp) Jones and Allen and Margie Horn.

He married Sheila Dianne “Russell” on Aug. 18, 1967, in De Soto. They shared over 50 years of marriage.

Mick retired after 42 years as tinner in Local 268. He served proudly in the Army from 1962 to 1966. He served in Germany 18 months of this time.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne; his children, Micki and husband, Jeff, Moon, Jim Jones, Tammy and husband, Jason, Coffer, Chrissy and husband, Dereck, Bittner, all of De Soto; his grandchildren, Cody Moon, Levi Coffer, Amy Moon, Miranda VanZandt, Bodie Jones, Riley Coffer, Makenzi Vanzandt, Kierstyn Bittner; stepdaughter, Hannah Clark; one great-granddaughter; and five siblings.

He was preceded in death by both sets of parents and stepbrother Bob Dubuis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial will follow at De Soto Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or VFW.

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