William Linwood “Buck” Jones
Published 8:30 pm Monday, November 14, 2016
William Linwood “Buck” Jones, 75, died peacefully at home on Nov. 13, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Isle of Wight County to the late Samuel L. Jones Jr. and Annie E. Wells Jones, and was predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer J. Gore.
Buck is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Carolyn R. Jones; son, William F. Jones and fiancée, Amy Hughes of Zuni; daughter, Patricia J. and husband, Lt. Col. Richard Vaught, USAF (Ret) of Brussels, Belgium; loving grandchildren, Ethan and Ava Jones, Chase and Austin Gore, and Chelsea and Whitlee Hughes; brother, Maj. James “Fuzzy” USAF (Ret) and Carol Jones of The Villages, Fla.; sister, Carolyn and husband, Dr. Lawrence Kyle of Blacksburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Buck was a pillar of the Windsor community, known for his word of honor and integrity. A graduate of Windsor High School, he and his wife started and managed W.L. Jones Electric & Plumbing Co. for more than 42 years. Buck was a member of the Windsor Town Council for many years, also serving as vice mayor. He was an active member of the Windsor Congregational Christian Church for decades. Buck coached little league baseball for a dedicated number of years and served as Commissioner of the Windsor Athletic Association; he was also a lifelong member of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept. and Orbit and Zuni hunt clubs. Buck was well known as a fair and charitable man, who touched the lives of many people throughout his life. Despite humble beginnings, Buck and Carolyn shared many adventures. They traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, most of the U.S. numerous times, had great times on Caribbean cruises, and multiple European trips. The family is deeply grateful for the love and support shown by the community during this sad time.
His service will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. in the Windsor Congregational Christian Church, Windsor, with the Rev. Chuck Willman and the Rev. “Buzz” Ballard officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Assn. or Windsor Vol. Fire Dept. Condolences may be posted on www.parrfuneralhome.com.