William G. Jones, M.D.
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Dr. William G. Jones died on June 11, 2014 at the Season's Hospice, Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was born on March 10, 1928 in Lebanon, PA, the son of William and Sara Granger Jones. After graduating from Lebanon High School he subsequently graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1950 and received an M.D. from Temple University Medical School in 1954.
Upon completing his internship at the Harrisburg Hospital he served as a physician in the Air Force at Chennault AFB in Lake Charles, Louisiana. After a brief period at the Philadelphia VA Hospital he joined the medical staff at the Wilmington DE VA Hospital in 1960. In 1966 he became the Chief of Medical Service and served as Chief of Staff from 1970 until his retirement in 1990.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Bill served as an Assistant Clinical Professor for The Women's Medical College, Philadelphia. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the Medical Society of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dr. Charlotte Jones. He is survived by a son Rev. Steven Jones and daughter-in-law Linda Jones of Landisville, PA; daughter Debra Jones and son-in-law James Peterson of Eugene, Oregon; granddaughter Lisa Lauria and her husband William and great-grandsons Cyrus and Skyler of Philadelphia; his dear friend Barbara Yndo of Bear, DE; and his beloved pet Lester.
Throughout his entire life Bill combined a calm, quiet demeanor with a warm sense of humor. He was held in high esteem by his colleagues and patients for always having the interest of veterans foremost in his mind. He enjoyed photography, being a handyman for family and friends, woodworking, reading his daily NY Times and following Philadelphia sports teams.
A memorial service will be held on Wed. July 16 at 11am at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington. There will also be a visiting hour between 10-11am. Burial was held privately. To send a message of condolence visit www.mccreryandharra.com
McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
3710 Kirkwood Hwy Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal from July 6 to July 13, 2014