Henry J. Willmore, Jr.

Henry J. Willmore, Jr.

Henry Jacob Willmore, Jr., 62, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 29, 2020 at 8:53 A.M.

Jake was born July 28, 1957 to Velma (Randall) Willmore and Henry Jacob WIllmore, Sr. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

On September 12, 1981 he married Tonya (Butler) Willmore, the daughter of Charles and Doris Butler of Logan, Illinois. Jake and Tonya’s union produced two children Sondra Willmore and Nicole (Willmore) Cobb, both of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Jake was blessed with three grandchildren Shawna, Shaniah and Jayla Willmore. He was also blessed with a son-in-law Adam Cobb.

Jake worked in the oil fields starting with Farrar Oil Company for 46 years before retiring. During that time he only missed 2 days of work. His work ethic and dedication to his family were amazing. He enjoyed being with his family and spending time out doors. He accepted the Lord as his Savior and attended Dalhgren Community Chapel.

Jake is survived by his wife Tonya, daughters Sondra and Nicole and his three grandchildren. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Norman WIllmore, and his sister Marilyn (Willmore) Richardson.

Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 2nd at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with Ministers Jerome Hefner & Greg Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery in Belle Rive. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Jake Willmore.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com.

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