William Amos Jones 2
- Born: 16 Feb 1942 1
- Marriage (1): Bonnie Kay Leas on 12 Mar 1966 1
William A. Jones Sr.
William A. Jones Sr., 68, of New Paris, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010.
Bill was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 16, 1942, to Clarence "Joe" and Virginia (Holmes) Jones. Joe died on D-Day on Normandy Beach, France. Bill lived with an uncle and aunt, Seymor "Casey" and Jennie Bradshaw Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents and foster parents.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Leas Jones, whom he married on March 12, 1966; one daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Ken Ring of Muncie, Indiana; one son, William A. Jones Jr.; grandchildren, Kassandra, Kenneth III, Kathryn and Kristofer Ring; cousins, Martha and Joe Wethington, Charles and Phyllis Jones, Fred and Ellen Jones; and cousins in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bill graduated from Jefferson High School, class of 1961; retired from Belden Wire & Cable in Richmond, Indiana, in 2004 with 39 years of service; was a member of Family Campers & RVers and Preble's Little Turtles Camping Club for 30 years, and held several offices for them.
Public viewing was from 2-5 p.m. Sunday July 25, at Price's Creek Church of the Brethren, West Manchester, Ohio, where Bill was a longtime member and deacon for nine years. Funeral services, with Pastor Donald King officiating, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the church. Burial followed in Monroe Cemetery. Arrangements were by Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Price's Creek Church of the Brethren.
Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com <http://www.gsbfuneralhome.com>. 3
William married Bonnie Kay Leas, daughter of Edwin Ephraim Leas and Mary Josephine Shelly, on 12 Mar 1966.1 (Bonnie Kay Leas was born on 12 Aug 1941 1.)