William Joseph Jones, age 73, of Hackettstown NJ passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at home. William was born June 28, 1946 in Newark, NJ to his loving parents the late Lloyd and Marie (Morris) Jones.
He served his beloved country honorably and courageously as a soldier in the United States Army between December 6, 1965 and September 2, 1967 during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during his deployment in Vietnam.
William was a sports fanatic who loved his New York Giants and New York Yankees. He enjoyed attending games with family and friends and would have sports on his television all the time. He loved all sports watching and playing especially Golf and Tennis. William was a big fan of College sports and rooted for the colleges of Alabama and Notre Dame. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and would work on them daily. He was a kind, gentle man who was happy all the time. He was outgoing and would make new friends wherever he went. He loved to talk and socialize. He liked to talk politics and had a wealth of knowledge about everything.
His family was the most important thing to him. He was a proud dad who loved his children. He was known as Pop Pop to his 4 grandchildren who he adored with all his heart. Buying his grandchildren goofy items from the dollar store brought a smile to his grandchildren's faces as well as his.
He is survived by one son: Ryan Jones (wife Amanda) of Wharton, NJ a daughter Kelly Davies (husband Kenny) of Glen Gardener, NJ and four grandchildren he adored Ivy Jones, Madison Davies, Adam Davies, and Aubrey Davies. He is also survived by three sisters Dolores Jones, Liz Jones and Peggy Labate.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother Thomas Jones.
Family and friends are called to Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31 Clinton, NJ for a visitation between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Friday March 6, 2020.
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Pequest Union Cemetery 30 Cemetery Road Great Meadows NJ on Friday March 6, 2020 at 12:30pm
In lieu of flowers a donation in William Jones name can be made to the Purple Heart Foundation at https://purpleheartfoundation.org.