Bill "The Bull" Jones

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Bill "The Bull" Jones, born on May 5, 1948, in Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington.

He was the loving son of the late Florence and Elmer "Duke" Jones. Bill graduated from E.L. Meyers High School with the Class of 1966.

He looked back often and fondly on his time at Meyers as a celebrated football player and a friend to many. Bill later attended Arizona State University before joining the U.S. Air Force and embarking on a tour of duty in Vietnam. Though he traveled this world far and wide as a young man, "The Bull" forever remained a Mohawk through and through.

Following the war, Bill's journey brought him to Virginia and finally to his adopted home state of Washington. There, he enjoyed a long, successful career as a construction manager, and a wonderful life with his darling wife of 46 years, Rosina; their beautiful children, Billy and Rachel; and sweet grandchildren, Kita, Brennan and Charlotte.

In death, Bill has reunited with his loving parents, his brother, Tom, and sister, Judith.

In addition to his wife, Rosina, his children, Billy and Rachel and his grandchildren, Bill is survived by his brothers, Jack, Patrick, Art, Joe, James, Jerry and Tony, and his sisters, Della and Anne.

Bill will be remembered most for his undying commitment to family and to God. He lived a life full of humility and kindness, and he was often drawn upon as a source of great strength, love and laughter. He'll be missed by so many for his friendship, his guidance and patience, and most of all, for those piercing blue eyes and that captivating smile.

A celebration of Bill's life is pending. John 14:6.


Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 12, 2019
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