William Joseph Jones
05/08/1921 – 04/16/2013
Jasper, GA- William Joseph Jones, age 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was born on May 8, 1921, to John & Mary Methvin Jones of Jeffersonville, GA. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the U.S.S. Franklin. He served on the Franklin during World War II until he was honorably discharged in 1946. In fact, he was on that ship when it was bombed by the Japanese, killing many of his shipmates and sending him and others overboard into the sea, very near the coast of Japan..
In 1958 he married Billie Faulk Harrell, who preceded him in death in 2007. He worked for 24 years at Robins AFB as an aircraft mechanic. He is survived by his only son, Joseph H. Jones, and daughter-in-law, Lisa Breed Jones, and three granddaughters, Emily Grace Jones, Hannah Methvin Jones, and Maggie Anne Miller; two brothers, Cliff Jones and Claude Jones, and their children; two nieces, Ellen Nagy and Jan Beeland, and their spouses and children.
Because of Mr. Jones’ great love of children, his family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made either to the children’s ministry of Cowboy Church in Jerusalem, 9906 Henderson Mountain Rd., Fairmount, GA, or the children’s ministry at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1036 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143.
Visit http://www.reecefuneralhomeinc.com to sign the online registry.
Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements
Published in The Telegraph on April 18, 2013