William L. Jones


BENTON -- William L. Jones Sr., 80, of Benton, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton. Mr. Jones was a retired sheet metal worker out of the Sheet Metal Workers FCU Local 20 and was a member of Pleasant Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he served as song leader among many other roles in the church. He was a Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic Petty Officer 2nd Class and a member of the Alford Hardin Masonic Lodge 925 in Aurora.

Surviving is his wife, Joan (Powell) Jones of Benton and their three children, Marcia Clark and husband Doug of Benton, Donna Wyatt of Benton, Bill Jones Jr. and wife Kathy of Benton. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robyn (Wyatt) Shelbourne and husband Jeremy of Paducah, Blake Jones of Benton, Courtney Wyatt of Benton and Brice Jones of Benton; and three great-grandchildren, Phoenix Bowlin and Griffin, and Silas Shelbourne.

He was the son of the late Lester Gaston Jones and the late Bertie Lee (Fike) Jones. He is also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Jones; one brother, Joseph Jones and his son-in-law, Tim Wyatt.

Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020. Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, the public is invited to attend.

Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2020, with Rev. Ray Lewis and Rev. John Bedwell officiating.

Interment with full military honors will follow the service at Fairdealing Cemetery.

The family asks memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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