Funeral arrangements have been announced for former Danville Mayor Bob Jones. He passed away Tuesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. .A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville. Illinois, Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 PM on Monday with Masonic Rites conducted at 4:30 PM prior to visitation. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Children’s Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois 109 W. North Street Danville, Illinois 61832.
Jones served as the first mayor under Danville aldermanic form of government that started in 1987. He was elected Danville Mayor four times. Before serving as mayor, Jones served several terms as Vermilion County treasurer. He also had operated several restaurants in Danville.