Bill Jones, age 80, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Bill was born on February 17, 1939 in Waukee, IA to George C. Jones Jr. and Lucille (Manders) Carroll. He grew up in Waukee and graduated from Waukee High School in 1957. Bill married Mary Wilcox on April 25, 1959 at the Waukee Christian Church. Together they had three children and raised them in Des Moines. His love for woodworking led him to a career at Paxton Lumber, Payless Cashways and Moehl Millwork, where he retired as a cabinet designer.
Bill enjoyed dancing with Mary, camping, fishing and doing woodworking for others. He loved spending time with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren. He attended every activity of theirs that he could, including baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, dance, baton, musicals, band, orchestra, and vocal concerts. Bill also had a love for the Iowa State Fair. Bill and Mary camped annually at the fair for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary of 60 years, two sons, Craig (Marjean) Jones of Norwalk and Todd (Janelle) Jones of Clive, and a daughter, Lori (Bryon) Hendricks of West Des Moines; eight grandchildren, Kaylie Jones, Nathan (Kelsey) Jones, Bethany Jones, Bryana (Sam) Hart, Chelsea (Brian) Kuhn, Alyssa (Keaton) McFarlan, Maya Hendricks and Makaila Hendricks; two great grandchildren, Mason and Gemma Hart and two more great grandsons on the way: two sisters, Nancy (John) Chapman of Boone and Vicki Flora of Van Meter and sister-in-law Jane Jones of Adel. He is preceded in death by his parents, George C. Jones Jr. and Lucille Carroll, a brother Jack Jones and a granddaughter Karissa Jones.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., both at the Waukee Christian Church. Interment to follow at Waukee Cemetery.
Bill was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa. He was a kind, caring, and loving person. He will be deeply missed but will forever be in our hearts.