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Melvin L. Jones

October 24, 1928 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Melvin Jones Obituary

Melvin L. Jones, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024 at The Willows of Greensburg. 

Born October 24, 1928 in English, Indiana, he was the son of Stanley Luther Jones and Ilene (Benham) Jones. He married Ruth Irene (Abner) Jones on October 19, 1968 and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2008.

Survivors include 2 daughters- Debora Phillips of Shelbyville, Paula Hatchett (Andrew) of Bloomington; 2 brothers- Mervin "Red" Jones of Bloomington, Steve Jones (Karen) of Florida; sister- Charlene Smith of Bloomington; 3 grandsons- Wesley Hatchett, Jeremy Hatchett, Johnny Phillips; granddaughter- Renee Price; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, son Martin Bock, grandson Melvin Douglas Phillips, 4 sisters- Vera Deno, Eloise Helms, Rosemary Luff, and Naomi Belcher.

Melvin had lived in this area since 1983 after previously moving from Irving, Texas. He was a chief electrical engineer for Overhead Door Corp. for many years, retiring from there. He graduated from English High School and was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church. Melvin enjoyed woodworking, and loved his church and being involved in family and church activities. He was a US Air Force veteran.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Friday, January 19, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Jose Rivera and Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating. Friends may call on Friday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Wesleyan Church, 56 E. Franklin St. Shelbyville, IN 46176.

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January 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home
437 Amos Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

12:00 PM
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home
437 Amos Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176


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