William H. Jones
1937 - 2020
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William H. Jones 1937—2020
William H. Jones, 82, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 after a sudden illness. He was born in Cherry Valley, IL on December 5, 1937 to Homer and Mary (Shine) Jones; married Bernice "Bea" (Nastasi) in Rockford on October 1, 1960 and she predeceased him in 2013.
Bill graduated from Winnebago High School Class of '56. He was employed throughout the years at Ace Hardware, Barber Colman, Reed Chatwood and retired in 2009 from Nicholson Hardware. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church his entire life.
He is survived by his son, Scott Jones and his children, Krystin (Anthony) Cooper (children, Hadley, Hannah and Halyn), all of Poplar Bluff, MO, son, Justin Jones of Rockford (daughter, Leila); daughter, Shellie (Steven) Whear (children, Erin and Megan Hough and Zachery and Aaron Whear), all of Suffolk, VA; sisters, Agnes Kirkpatrick and Arlene Giambeluca. Predeceased by his parents; wife, Bea; siblings, Charles, Everett, Roy, Bud and Mary.
Funeral service at 12:30pm with a walk-through visitation from 11:30am until time of the service on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, IL 61111. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a fund to be determined. To read the full obituary or express condolences, visit honquestfh.com. "I'll see you in the funny papers!"

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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December 10, 2020
Having been neighbors at two different locations for over 50 years, Bill was one of the nicest guys around. Heaven gained an angel, and you will be missed on Timber Trail. Our condolences to Scott and Shelley, and their respective families.
Jim Mitchell, Amy Michener
November 20, 2020
The Jones family and myself go back a long way. First grade at Seward school Bill’s brother Bud was in my class and Bill was in second. We went all the way thru school together. I also saw Bill many times at Barber Colman and would also connect with him at Nicholson Hardware. As you know, Bill was a very honorable man and I am honored to have been associated with him! My condolences to your on your loss. Charles Rittmeyer
Charles Rittmeyer
November 20, 2020
So sorry to lose another classmate from Seward Grade School and
jean oliphant
November 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Bill at Nicholson. He was always a very kind person and a pleasure to be around. May you find comfort in your memories and know that others understand and care.
Scott A Webster
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