WHEATLAND, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. William Weems Jones, Sr., affectionally know at Newt, 86 of Wheatland, went to be with the Lord, Friday, January 8, 2021, in Sharon Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Mr. Jones was born on November 18, 1934, to the late Albert Weems Jones and Rosie Campbell Jones in Bay Springs, Mississippi.
He was the oldest of six children and confessed Christ at an early age.
He learned to hunt and fish as a child and this quickly became his favorite past-time.
He was educated in the Bay Springs School System and he played point guard for the high school basketball team.
William married, Hazel M Newell of Moss, Mississippi in 1955 and they relocated to Pennsylvania for work. To this union were born two children, William W. Jones, Jr. (Marcia) and Hazel Lynnette Jones-Parker (Calvin).
They became members of Valley Baptist Church.
He was employed as a steel worker at National Castings/Midland Ross for 28 years.
William also enjoyed boating and camping and was a lifelong member of the Buckhorn Hunting and Fishing Club. He raised several champion hunting dogs and for many years he looked forward to deer hunting season with his friends and son. Later in life, he enjoyed auctioneering and worked for Reimold Brothers Auctioneers. If there was something you needed, he had ten of them.
William was kind and giving and always assisted others in need. He knew the Lord and enjoyed reading his Bible, listening to his religious tapes and talking on the phone to family and friends about the goodness of the Lord. Whenever he saw you, he always shared some good advice that came with a story.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Hazel; three siblings, Anniebell Gavin (Henry), Mary Crosby (Sidney) and Buddy Jones (Laura); his two children, William “Mickey” Jones (Marica) and Hazel Lynnette Jones-Parker (Calvin); seven grandchildren, Lorenzo, Rodney, Ryan, Jasmine, Jalen, Jamar and Justin; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. He had a special bond with his great-great-grandson, Alijah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Freeman Jones and Tommie Ann Moffet.
He will forever be in our hearts and he always reminded us to “Trust God and you will not have to worry about it.”
Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, January 12 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. A private service will be held at Noon. To view a live stream of the service or to send an online condolence please visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Interment will be in Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
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