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William Joseph Jines

William Joseph Jines, 92, of Gillespie, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 at 5:25 p.m.

He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Sikeston, MO.

He was a retired after having worked in the aircraft parts procurement for the US Government.

He was a veteran of the US Navy after having served during Korea.

He is survived by his niece, Deborah Dial of Austin, TX; great nephews, Thomas Alpi of Gillespie, Michael Dial of Austin, TX; great great nieces and nephews, Michael Dial, II and Megan Dial, Bryce Alpi.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Pauline Crouse; sister, Carmen Larker and nephew, Dennis Dedlow.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral services are Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.