William T. “Bill” Jones, 94, of Hilliard, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at home under the loving care of family and hospice.
Born January 11, 1925 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. (Lash) Jones who passed on July 27, 1998. Son of the late Walter L. and Emma (Lessig) Jones, and brother Wilbur Jones.
Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a Technical Sergeant in the 106th Infantry Division at the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return from the war, he joined his brother, Wilbur, and father as part owner of the Walter Jones Men’s Clothing Store located in downtown Reading, PA. After the store’s closing in 1971, Bill became a men’s clothing buyer for Boscov’s department stores in Pennsylvania. He retired in 1987 to a life of leisure which included golf and swimming.
Wanting to be near family, in September 2000 Bill moved to Dublin, OH, where his leisure activities expanded. He became an avid reader, joined the Dublin and Hilliard Recreational centers, became a member of the Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hilliard, volunteered at the Columbus City Food Bank, and continued to play golf, swim, and shoot pool with his buddies.
He will be loving missed by his two daughters, Linda (Jones) Crittenden, Dublin, OH; Debra Jones-Alexander (husband Mark) Hilliard, OH. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Nicole, Colleen, Whitney, and Dana. Further blessed with five great-grandchildren and nephew Jack Jones.
There will be a small service and reception on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm, at the Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026. In lieu of flowers, Bill requested memorial contributions be made to his church.