William Henry Jones
William Henry Jones
  • October 29, 1938 - November 8, 2017
  • Corinth, Texas

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Corinth, Texas — William “Bill” Henry Jones, 79, died peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 following a battle with heart and kidney disease.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Sharon Jones; parents, Reba Laudermilch and Norman Henry Jones; brothers, Norman Henry Jones and Edward Ronald Jones; and grandson, Matthew William Ferrer.

Born at Long Island College Hospital on October 29, 1938 and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.

In his early years after graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School and attending Franklin K. Lane, Bill went on to have a career as an electrician with the Long Island Railroad, retiring after 33 years in 1988. Bill was sent to Dachau, Germany in 1959 as a surveyor for the Army until 1961, when he returned to the Railroad.

In 1962, after a short engagement, Bill and Kathleen (nee Murphy) were married at their future apartment in Queens, New York. Permanent residence was taken up in Ronkonkoma, New York in November 1971 until moving to Corinth, Texas in 2001.

Bill and Kathleen had three daughters, Debra, Sharon and Jennifer as well as 6 grandchildren; Matthew Ferrer, Nicholas Marco, Amber Marco, Ashley Strezenec, Justin Ferrer and John-Alexander Strezenec.

Bill was a certified electrician by trade; master woodworker of toys, bird houses and toy boxes; ardent train enthusiast; lover of flannel shirts; avid gardener; expert at repairing all things broken and a billiard player.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bill's name. He would have liked you to pay it forward.