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William Tolbert "Bill" Jones


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William Tolbert "Bill" Jones Obituary
William Tolbert Jones (Bill), age 84, died Friday, June 3, 2016.
He was born in Snyder, TX on April 13, 1932 to Jesse and Iris (Bullock) Jones. During his 84 years of life, Bill lived a full and accomplished life, leaving behind a legacy his family will forever remember.
In 1952, he left Snyder, Texas moving to Alabama, where he joined the United States Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Bill was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, where he began his carrier in Electrical Engineering. August 28, 1957, Bill received his Bachelor Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering (with honors), from Texas Tech University, he then continued his education receiving a masters degree from SMU.
After graduation he began his lifelong carrier at Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor, Avnet and Hallmark Electronics, and was involved in the early development of the computer and computer systems we all benefit from today; he retired in June of 1997, after a stroke.
Bill enjoyed golfing, wood working, doing yardwork and serving his church through any work needed.
Left to cherish and remember his life and legacy is wife of 63 years, Wilda Jones; sons Jesse and Adam Jones; daughter Karen Hreha; brother Wylie Jones; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren with one due any day.
The family will be receiving friends between 6 and 8 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2016 at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held 11:30 am, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, TX; Committal with Military Honors directly following.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on June 7, 2016
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