William “Billy” Everette Jones Jr.

Published 1:24 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

William “Billy” Everette Jones Jr., 67, passed to eternal life with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Sept. 4, 2016, surrounded by his family. Billy, aka “Hatcher,” was born on Nov. 17, 1948 in Suffolk to the late William E. “Casey” Jones Sr. and Mary W. “Polly” Jones. A 1967 honor graduate of Smithfield High School, Billy was a lifelong Smithfield resident, living at his Lumar Road home from 1960 until his death. He is survived by his sister, Dianne Walker (Jim) and two brothers; David Jones (Michele) and Ronnie Jones (Sharon); brother-in-law, Lin Recor and a host of nieces and nephews and countless friends. Billy was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church.

Billy’s was a hard, trustworthy worker, most notably at family-owned J&J Service Center, where he served customers with a warm hello, friendly smile and cheerful banter. After his retirement in 2012, he spent many hours caring for friends and relatives. Billy especially enjoyed his weekly rides to anywhere or nowhere in particular with Red Moody.

Billy was an avid sports fan, following baseball (Dodgers, Nationals), football (Redskins), hockey (Flyers), golf and NASCAR, to name a few. A gifted athlete, he was an excellent softball player and bowler. He played in home run and NASCAR pools with his friends, winning multiple times.

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Billy loved music! He was a connoisseur of classic rock, early rock and Motown music, owning an extensive collection of recordings.

Billy’s greatest love, however, was his family. He cherished time spent with them, especially family gatherings at Christmas (his favorite), Thanksgiving, and special occasions.  He was a faithful and devoted son and brother. 

Billy led a simple, uncluttered life. A sweet and gentle soul, a brilliant mind, a tender heart, he gave unselfishly of himself, expecting nothing in return. No enemies, friends unnumbered, Billy had a positive impact on all those privileged to know him.

A celebration of Billy’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. at Smithfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Jones, nephew, officiating.  Burial will be private. Casual attire is encouraged. Following the memorial service, all are invited to the family home for a reception, continuing in the celebration and remembrances of Billy. 

The family suggests memorial contributions in Billy’s memory to Isle of Wight Rescue Squad, PO Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at www.colonialfuneralhomesmithfield.com.