William Jones, Jr.

August 8, 1952 ~ January 14, 2019 (age 66)


William Jones Jr, God fearing Christian; and Deacon for many years. A faithful husband that adored his wife. He was a loving attentive father, supportive grandfather they called Papa; a family man that led by example. A man of few words with a great sense of humor, that had the calmest most laid back temperament, warmest smile, was hardworking, honest, loyal, a true fighter and cowboy, respected, awesome, the rock of his family, and great man of God. 

Passed in peace at his house on Monday January the 14th at the age of 66 in the arms of his sweetheart, and wife of 41 years Serena Jones; after battling Kidney disease for over 18 years. Preceded in death by their 1st daughter Yvette Star Jones, his Mother Bessie L Jones, Father William Jones Sr., Sisters Betty Brooks, Ruby Causby, and Brother Ronnie Jones. 

He is survived by youngest Sister Kathy Hargrove, oldest Niece Tracie King, 3 children: Keith P Jones AKA (J/J-Rock), Daughter Crystal LaShell Jones and his Baby Christina Love Jones, 15 Grandchildren: Trevon, LaTrell, Anthony (AJ), Keshon (Jordon), Keyashia (Kiki), Tozhae, Austin, Mike, Jordan, Eygpt, Nasir, DeAnte, Damien, Deyonna, Davon (King), many nieces, nephews, cousins, close dear friends, and Great grandchild *the newest addition born this week to the Jones family* named after him Zayden William Jones from Trevon & Linnea Jones. 

Born in Macon, Georgia August 8th 1952 in a segregated time when schools had not been racially integrated yet until his 11th grade high school year. In high school he ran track, and love to play baseball. His father taught him the value of hard work, and taught him life principles while teaching him to build and fix things by hand. Once he graduated high school he wanted to get away from the south so he moved to live with his oldest sister Betty, and niece Tracie in Elyria Ohio where he met his soon to be main squeeze. He worked at Ford Motor Company for almost 27 years where he ended up retiring. In 1977 he married his girlfriend, and life partner Serena Jones, and they had 4 kids. Over the years he has watched, and embraced the world changing in many positives ways that was different from when he was growing up.

As a husband he was a friend, protector/supporter, and, gentlemen that always dated, encouraged, and challenged all his wife’s visons, dreams, passions, and goals.  As a father he was graceful, kind, and taught life lessons with his words, actions, jokes and hard task like picking up and moving heavy rocks, digging in dirt, cutting acres of grass with a push mower, or cleaning entire house from head to toe; that he inspected with a white glove as a joke. As a beloved grandfather/Papa he supported & raised his grandchildren by going to their games, school functions, and activities, watching movies like Rocky, playing Uno, taking them to the theater, and living his life as a role model.

Throughout his life he has accomplished many things, one being he built his home from the ground up by hand with a hammer on 10 acres of land in Oberlin, Ohio with the help of a few others. He always loved landscaping, crafts like stain glass, making butterflies, and large wooden version of keys, or rod staffs. He had passion for collecting hats, suits, hour glasses, various types of clocks, movies, and other items. He was a dedicated Cleveland Browns, Cavs, and Indians fan; and together with his wife/best friend they watched & went to games. He loved watching westerns, movies, and Netflix. He loved to go out to eat, and spending time with his wife & close friends doing various activities; and at times traveling. He was a devoted church member, whom studied his bible, listened to gospel music, and could quote scripture, worshipped in song and praise; that loved God with all his heart. He always led his wife, kids, grandchildren, family, and friends to church and Sunday school with him always throughout his entire life.

Lastly his favorite scripture was Psalm 23 and he taught this scripture to everyone he came in contact with; through the way he lived his life of strong faith based beliefs. He truly believed and lived a life satisfying, and pleasing to God!

The family thanks you for all your calls, texts, thoughts, and prayers. They ask that you take, send, or leave all cards, food, or flowers to Brother William Jones Jr. home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Family will receive friends Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10am until time of service at 11am at World Harvest Church, 4595 Gender Road, Cols, OH 43110. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123,

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