Jon W. Cherry, 53, of Benld, died at his family member’s residence on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 3:10 p.m. He was born on December 30, 1964, in Litchfield to Wesley Charles Cherry and Mary Ann (Pickerill) Scopel. He married Christie D. (Alexander) Cherry on July 2, 1998, in Carlinville.
He was a laborer for Local 338 of Wood River. Jon was a member of the CFU 217 of Benld and Ben-Gil Sports Boosters. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. He was a family man and an all-around amazing guy.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann (Bruce) Scopel of Benld; spouse, Christie Cherry of Benld; children, Joshua (Kylee) Cherry of Gillespie and Kendra Cherry of Benld; grandchildren, Dean Wesley, Vanessa Grace, Adalynn Nicole, Henley Ann, Paisley Renee, and Jonah Thomas; siblings, William R. (Florence) Cherry of Gillespie and Melanie Ann (Mark) Quarton of Palmyra; sister in law, Margie Cherry of Gillespie; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jon was preceded in death by his father, and brother, Donald J. Cherry.
Visitation services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Benld. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld. Memorials are suggested to GHS Sports, Football and Track. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.