William Jenkins Jones, 92, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. He was born in West Elizabeth, Pa. and was raised in Clairton, Pa. He had been a resident of Williamsburg since 1962.
In 1962, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served as an infantry company commander, First Infantry Regiment of the 6th Infantry Division in the Philippines and Korea. He was with the Division Artillery, 1st Infantry Division in Germany during the 1950s. Other military assignments include R.O.T.C. duty, The Pentagon and Hawaii. For over 18 years, he was a civilian employee with the Department of Defense.
William was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church. He served as a church guide and coordinator of evening concerts and events at Bruton Parish Church for over 21 years.
He attended the University of Maryland and local memberships include Masonic Lodge member for over 62 years, Crown Colony Club, Hearing Loss Association of Williamsburg and Military Officers Association. He also served two terms on the Williamsburg United Way Board.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Walter Lewis and Sarah Jenkins-Jones; and brothers, David Lewis Jones, who was killed on D-Day while serving with the 115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, and James A. Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Almira Dale Jones; a daughter, Lisa Dale Jones of Williamsburg; and nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and Nebraska.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery on January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial remembrances may take the form of donations to the Alzheimerís Association, 213 McLaws Cir Williamsburg, VA 23185.
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