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Walter Jones Jr.

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Walter Jones, Jr. "Eddie" 1940-2011 BEAUMONT MISS Mr. Walter "Eddie" Jones, Jr. age 71, died on Thursday evening November 17, 2011 at home after a brief illness. He was born on November 1, 1940 in Pittsfield, son of the late Walter E. and Mae E Anderson Jones. He was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Eddie also served in the United States Air Force. His survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Gloria J. Powell, whom he married December 24, 1978. He was also employed by Hood Industries for twenty years. Eddie enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with family and friends. He is survived by three daughters, Judith E. Jones, of Pittsfield, Antoinette (Elgin) Foxworth, of Atlanta, Ga., and Tia D. Jones, Beaumont, Miss. Two God sons Ronald H. Dillard, of Pittsfield and Antwain Turner, of Beaumont, Miss., one God daughter, Tina M. Dillard, of Pittsfield, Three sisters; Clysta Carol Jones, of Dalton, Judith E. Larkin, of Urbana, IlI., Diane E. Richards, of Pittsfield, Ten grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, several great nieces, nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Eddie will be truly missed by all who loved him so dearly. MEMORIAL SERVICES: Memorial Service will be held on January 21, 2012 at Saint Stephen Episcopal Church, 67 East Street, Pittsfield, Mass. At 10 a.m. At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Saint Stephen Church or to your favorite in memory of "Eddie." Special thanks to all who, help us with the support and kindness during this difficult time. Also to the ones helping putting together with the programs, music and all the arrangements.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 11, 2012
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