George R Jones better known as Pop was a very special and irreplaceable man. George knew the value of hard work, learning it early in life. Although he was a worker, he also knew how to enjoy life. His wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren brought much joy and happiness to his life. As we walk this journey together celebrating George's life. let us remember his smile his sense of humor and his strong spirit that he shared with all of us over the 82 years. George was born in Bridgeport Illinois to Paul and Hazel (Stenchcomb) Jones. George had 3 brothers Tommy Paul, Richard and 1 sister Eldena, when George was ayoung boy the family moved to Michigan for a while before moving back to Bridgeport Ill. George's dad was a strick taskmaster and taught George the value of working hard having a good work ethic. George 1st job on a dairy farm in Owensville Ind. George finally retired from Lohman and Johnson Drilling CO. in 1989. back to george's earlier years as world war 2 was beginning George enlisted in the United State Navy where he served our country on the LST, George spent his service time in the pacific theathe helping transport servicemen and equipment to fight the japanese.He was a patriotic man and honorable discharge fron the navy, George headed back home to Bridgeport Ill. upon his return George married and celebrated the birth of 5 children. Mike, Tom, Frank, Pam and Debbie.George would later meet and re marry a woman that he met when he stopped in for lunch at Busler's Station on 41 north. a waitress by the name of Mary Redd served him. Mary and George quickly fell in love with Mary 5 childrem Cyndie, Darlene, Walter, Stacy, and Patty, always treating them as his own, Mary and George would soon begin a frienship that would blossom into a 30 years romance, Mary and George married on Sept. 18 1995, raising so many children was a big job and a tremendous commitment but george was a dedicated and provider, these children were the highlights of George's life.