Paul H. "Sun Dog" Jones

September 28, 1931 — November 12, 2016

Paul H. "Sun Dog" Jones

Paul H. Jones, age 85 of Shawneetown passed on this life on November 12, 2016 in the Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  Paul was born in Galatia, IL on September 28, 1931 to the late Jesse James and Alice (Gregory) Jones.  Paul served his country in the Army during Korea.  He was married to Frances Jane (Phillips) Jones on Nov. 3, 1951.  He worked most all of his life in the Coal mines where he got the nickname that most around here knew him by, “Sun Dog”.  He was a member of the UMWA from which he retired.  He loved his grandkids and family very much, enjoyed being around his friends and always had that big grin and would probably kid you a little bit.  He was a strong Christian man and a faithful member of the Shawneetown First Baptist Church.  He was a wonderful husband of 65 years a great father and grandfather.

Paul is survived by his wife Jane of Shawneetown, a son, Jeff (Judy) Jones of Shawneetown, a daughter, Reba (Gary) Dahmer of Jonesboro, IL a niece/foster daughter, Brenda Barnes of Shawneetown, 4 grandchildren, Melissa (Mat) Heath, Robin (Will) Richardson, Becky Jones, Zachary (Chelsee) Jones, Great Grandchildren, Corbin, Hunter, Noah and Reagan.  He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Paul requested no public services.  Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements.  You may leave a note of comfort to the family at

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