Wilbert T. “Bill” Jones , 91, formerly of New Hope, passed away at the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann Veterans Home on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Mr. Jones was born in Richmond, VA, to the late William Montgomery Jones and Mattie Fairfax Brooks Jones.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Justine Everett Jones, son, Wilbert T. (Billy) Jones Jr., son, William Joseph (Joe) Jones, infant son, grandson, Wilbert T. (Little Billy) Jones III, great-grandson, Christopher Austin, son-in-law, Howard C. Bozeman, sister, Margaret Brizendine, sister, Elsie Davis, brother, Vernon Jones, and brother, Ray Jones.
Surviving are daughter, Betty (Charles) Cooper, daughter, Mary Jo (Earl) Ball, daughter, Shirley (Larry Wayne) Martin, daughter, Marion (Jerry) Craig, daughter, Janet Jones-Bozeman, 17 grandchildren (one special granddaughter, Melissa Ramsey); 21 great-grandchildren, 6 great, great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Jay, Clyde and Lewis Jones.
Mr. Jones was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a retired automobile mechanic.
Visitation will be Tuesday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. A brief graveside service and burial will follow visitation at Valhalla Memory Gardens, Tuesday at 2:00 pm where he will be buried beside his wife and other family members.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Simmons, Michael Bowen, Gerald Franks, Michael Austin, Jerry Ramsey and Earl Ball.