William C. “Bill” Jones, 78 of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 30, 1935 in Spencer, West Virginia to the late Alva and Ada (Harper) Jones and has been a resident of the area for 13 years moving here from Lancaster, Ohio. He was retired from the US Air Force. Bill enjoyed fishing, swimming, was an artist in painting, enjoyed reading his Bible, he was an avid Ohio State football fan, Guitarist-played in a band. Bill was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars serving in the US Air Force, following his military service he worked at Ralston-Purina Corp. and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Hilda J. Jones; daughters, Dr. Pamela Jones of Lake Wales and Brandi Jones of Pompano Beach, FL; sons, Harvey Jones and his wife, Becky of Hide Away Hills, Ohio and Curtis Jones of Lancaster, OH; sisters, Mary Snyder of Akron, Ohio, Barbara “Barb” Conley of Parkersburg, WV and Wilma Reynolds, brothers, Ray Jones of Granbury, TX and Robert Jones of Elyria, Ohio; and one grandchild.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until the funeral at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. David Durham officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery.
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