William Lewis (Billy) Jones, age 77, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 19, 2021 in his home with his wife at his side and surrounded by his loved ones.
Funeral services will be held at two o’clock p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverends Ken Frederick, Jeffrey Ray and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will be in the Barnwell Memory Gardens on Reynolds Rd. with Military Honors accorded. The family will receive friends on Monday from six to eight p.m. at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC. *Masks are required.*
Born in Blackville, SC, he was a son of the late Morris Newton “Coach” and Lexsy Sowell Jones. In 1964 Billy joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Platoon 339, where he served for four years, one year being served in Vietnam. He was also a 20 year Veteran of the U. S. Army National Guard. Billy was a graduate of Newberry College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also attended the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. He retired from SRS as a Power Department Operator and Instructor.
Billy was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing at the coast and Lake Cynthia. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Blackville First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Blackville Masonic Lodge # 63, Barnwell County Leathernecks - Detachment # 1227 of the Marine Corps League, Pat B. Coggins American Legion Post # 91, Vietnam Veterans Camp, and the Wounded Warriors.
Billy is survived by his wife Margaret Browning “Betty” Jones; sister Joy J. Newman of Lyman, SC; brother John Morris “Johnny” (Brenda) Jones of Blackville, SC; daughters, Janice Tuten of Lexington, SC and Cathryn (Tim) Doniphan-Barber of Charleston, SC, and son, Ricky (Terri) Doniphan of Lake Murray, SC; grandchildren Sonia Leigh Baker, Charles “C.J.” Edward (Nicole) Baker, Jr., Tiffany (Justin) Detrick and Courtney (Rodney) Zorn, Drayton Tuten, Tyler Tuten, and Bryce Buechler; great grandchildren Cooper, Braxton, Gage, Cohen, Kole, Collier and Kane; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors Project:
PO Box 758516
Topeka, KS 66675-8516
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Folk Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit our on-line registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.
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