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Gary A. Jones

December 31, 1951 August 7, 2018
Gary A. Jones
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Obituary for Gary A. Jones

Gary A. Jones, age 66, of McHenry, passed away on August 7, 2018 at Centegra Hospital – Huntley. He was born on December 31, 1951 to Charles and Betty Jo (Bare) Jones in Covington, KY. On September 30, 1972, he married the love of his life, Diane Smessaert, in Lake Zurich.

Formerly of Lake Zurich, Gary was a resident of McHenry for forty-five years. He was employed by Lewis International, Payline West and Martin South Elgin where he worked as a Parts Manager. In his free time, Gary found joy in outdoor activities, especially golfing and fishing, and was an avid woodworker.

He will be sorely missed by his dear wife, Diane; his loving son, Clint (Heather) Jones; three cherished grandchildren, Evan, Vivian, and Vera; two brothers, Richard (Margaret) Jones and Jeffrey (Connie) Jones; a sister-in-law, Jo Anne Smessaert; and his nephews and nieces, Christopher Smessaert, Matthew Jones, Jason Jones, Alex Jones, Heather Rivera, Jeffrey Jones, and Randall Jones.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kevin (Debbie) Jones.

The family chose to hold a private gathering to celebrate Gary’s life.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family asks that donations be sent in Gary’s name to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois at 215 North Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60610.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information please call 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave a condolence message for his family.


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