We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Potomac Location
Robert “Paul” Jaynes made his transition from this life to Heaven on June 5, 2022, at the age
of 91. Paul was born to Robert A. and Paulene W. Jaynes on July 26, 1930 in Rossville, IL.
He had 3 sisters, Dorothy (Ray) Vanvickle and Lois (Charles) Green, both deceased, and
Donna (Richard) Anderson of Danville, IL.
Paul met the love of his life, Dorothy “Arlene” Howard Jaynes in November of 1954. They
married on February 26, 1956. They had two sons, Perry (Charlotte) Jaynes, who
predeceased him on June 15, 2021, and John (Susan) Jaynes of Lewisville, NC. Paul also
had a daughter from a previous marriage, Paula (Bruce) Randolph of Lafayette, IN.
Paul is survived by 6 grandchildren, Adam Jaynes of Louisville, Ky; Lauren (Scott) Korfhage
of Louisville, Ky; Shelby (Steve) Kittrell of Nashville, TN; Brandon (Savanna) Jaynes of
Charlotte, NC; Troy Wallen of Tucson, AZ and Belinda Dewey of Liberty Township, OH. He
also is survived by 7 great grandchildren. One grandchild, Brent Randolph, predeceased
Paul farmed for 14 years in Vermilion County, IL before he became an assistant manager for
FS in Kankakee, IL. In 1972 the family moved back to Potomac, IL and Paul became owner
of Hoopeston Implement and Company in Hoopeston, IL. In 1978, he sold the business and
continued to work in the implement business for several more years until his retirement.
Paul enjoyed being around and conversing with family and friends. He loved watching his
family play various sport competitions and was their greatest fan/supporter. He had a great
passion to play various types of board and card games with his family and friends. He loved
to win, but also knew how to lose.
Paul was a member and involved with many organizations over his lifetime. He was a
member of First Church of the Nazarene-Danville, IL, Past Potomac School Board Member,
Korean War Veterans Association - Danville, IL, Collison Lodge #714 Mason - Collison, IL,
Danville Consistory 32-degree Mason - Danville, IL and the American Legion.
A Memorial Visitation and Service for Paul will be held at The First Church of the Nazarene,
Danville, IL on July 30, 2022, with the Visitation starting at 1 p.m. and the Service starting at
2 p.m. Any memorial contributions on his behalf can be made to The First Church of the Nazarene, Danville, IL. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Paul’s life. Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.
Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends.