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William T. Jones Jr.

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William T. Jones Jr. Obituary
William T. Jones, Jr.

Norfolk - William Thomas Jones Jr., also known as "W.T." or "No Socks", passed away peacefully on July 9, 2018 with his loving wife Sharon, family, and K-9 companions Rocko, Bleu, and Lil Buddy by his side. He was born July 10, 1940 in Macon, Georgia. He is predeceased by his parents William Thomas Jones, Sr. and Elline Gardner Jones.

W.T. retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy as an MR1. He then went on to retire from the Public Works Center, Norfolk Naval Station. He was a dedicated 41-year member of the American Legion, Post 327 where he served as Past Association President, Past Second District Commander, and Past Post Commander. He was also a dedicated member and Past Grande Chef de Gare Virginia Passe of Voiture 86. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Branch 60 and the VFW. W.T. will be remembered for how he served as a leader and mentor to anyone with an interest in promoting the betterment of these organizations. He truly loved his country and his family. No one could have asked for a better husband, father, grandfather, or friend. He was a gentle giant with a true gift of gab. He always saw the best in everyone and never knew a stranger. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon; Son Danny Larmon, CDR, USN RET and wife Cheryl of Virginia Beach; Daughter Evelyn Mitchell and husband Joseph of Virginia Beach; and Daughter Farah Jones Burch and husband Alfredo of Virginia Beach; 6 grandchildren: Olivia Larmon, Chase Larmon, Lance Greiner, Allie Mitchell, Katharine Burch, and Lil William T. Jones.

Mrs. Jones would like to extend a special Thank You for the love and support of family members that went above and beyond: her children Danny, Cheryl, Eva, and Farah; her grandchildren; Sister Harriet West and husband Mark; and Sister Robin Harris. Special thank you's to Kay Alexander, CNA; Samual Grisley, a loyal friend, who checked on him constantly; and to New Century Hospice.

A funeral service will begin at 12pm, Friday, July 13, 2018 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home Kempsville with a visitation one hour prior. After the service burial will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of W.T. Jones to the Norfolk SPCA. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 12, 2018
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