Robinson, ILRobinson Daily News
Brent A. Jones, 66, Robinson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born July 7, 1954, in Bushnell, Ill., the son of George H. Jones and Lorraine (Miller) Jones. He grew up in Richland County, where his father owned and operated the local Rural King. It was here that he was ingrained with the work ethic that would serve him well for the rest of his professional career. Brent would do his part by cleaning the store, with the incentive being that he and his dad would take the train up to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs and the Cardinals go head-to-head. His love of St. Louis baseball never waned, and he was a proud Redbird fan until the very end.