William C. Jones
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KINGSTON — William C. Jones, 86, of Kingston, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

He was born in Plymouth, son of the late Oswald and Josephine Tovey Jones. Mr. Jones was a graduate of Harter High School, Class of 1952; then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served for 20 years, serving in Vietnam and retiring with the rank of TSgt, receiving the Bronze Star. Upon retiring, he was employed in the safety and security department by First Eastern Bank for 20 years.

Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight of the Assumpta Council #3987; charter member of the Fourth Degree Our Lady of Czestochowa Assembly and its first Faithful Navigator. He was a former District Deputy and served the State Council in various positions.

He also held membership in the V.F.W. Post 283 of Kingston, St. Ignatius Holy Name Society; and was a past board member of LuzARC and the Hoyt Library.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Donald and Joseph (Red) Jones.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Josephine Kotarski; daughter, Barbara, of Kingston; son, David, of Telford; daughter, Susan, of Kingston; son, Richard, of Kingston; grandchildren, Derek, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Leah, of Deltona, Fla., James, of Pringle; great-grandson, Gabriel, of Deltona, Fla.; sister-in-law, Stella Medon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Church, with interment in St. John's Cemetery, Dallas.

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Published in Times Leader from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2020.
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November 28, 2020
Mr Jones was a kind and lovely man. Sincere sympathies, our sad condolences and love from the Sweetra family.
Walt , Beth and Mary Beth
November 28, 2020
Our condolences to the family of Bill upon his passing. We knew him as a true gentleman and friend. May he rest in peace.
Carmella & Jim Selingo
November 26, 2020
I met Bill Jones when I worked at First Eastern Bank many years ago. A nicer, more congenial person you couldn't meet. Once you were a friend of Bill's, you were a friend for life. You have my sincerest sympathies. God Bless you.
November 26, 2020
Bill was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the inspiration to many. He worked very hard for the organization. He spent many years making the K of C a successful organization. I have many memories of the functions that Bill and I attended. Our thoughts and prayers for Bill. Rest In Peace.
Patrick Jordan
November 26, 2020
May God's Perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest peacefully.
Theresa Partington
November 26, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Bill at First Eastern. You could always count on Bill for a smile and a cheery good morning. Really great guy. RIP my friend.
Austin Ambosino
November 25, 2020
I worked with Bill at 1st Eastern Bank many years ago. He had a great sense of humor and was a very nice man. I am the niece of Josephine Balakier who was a family friend for many years. I am sorry for your loss.
Linda Balakier Helfrick
November 25, 2020
Bill, was a Great Friend in The Knights of Columbus. Always there to Help whenever anyone needed it.; He will Be Missed by all in the 4th Degree #3987. God Bless all of Bill's Family at this time of Sadness.

Michael J Kopec
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