Rufus W. Jones, Jr.

August 21, 2023
Rufus W. Jones, Jr.

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Rufus “Bill” Jones, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 21, 2023, at the age of 93 in Lanexa, Virginia. He was born on June 18, 1930, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bill, as he was known to his loved ones, was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his two sons, Michael W. Jones (Susan) and David L. Jones (Margie), his daughter, Toya L. Zweeres (Jeff), grandchildren Sarah, Maura (Steve), Hailey, Tyler, Michelle (Shane), Sam, Lauren (David), Carrie, Dominick, Joseph (Rachael), Nathan (Dorelyn) and Kylie, fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Bill’s loving wife of 67 years, Mary Louise Jones, and great grandaughter Felicity preceded him in death.

Bill started his military service out of college as a civil engineer and started flying, again, for the USAF. His career lasted 20 years and 7 months with 4 tours in Vietnam and retirement at Andrews AFB as the 1st ACCS Night Watch Commander during President Nixon’s term. He was a force that you wanted on your side in any event that came up.

Throughout his life, Bill was known for his kindness, generosity, and unwavering dedication to his family. He was a man of integrity and strong moral values, always putting the needs of others before his own. Bill will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A private memorial service will be held graveside at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Bill’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Bill.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • August 23, 2023
    Renee C says:
    I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Jones for a couple years. I always enjoyed my visits with him. Some people just touch your heart in a special way, and he was one of those people for me. I loved hearing his stories. He will be missed