Mr. Watson B. Jones, 89, of Hamlet died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Born January 8, 1923 in Franklin Springs, Georgia, a son of Byon Allen Jones and Geneva Lee Jones; Mr. Jones was retired from CSX Railway, having served as an electrician for 38 years. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Italian Campaign with the 34th Infantry Division, United States Army.
A service to celebrate Mr. Jones’ life will be conducted graveside with military honors at 2:00PM Saturday, December 15th in Mary Love Cemetery in Hamlet with Rev. Joe Wilkes officiating. The family will receive friends beginning 1 hour prior to the service at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet.
Mr. Jones is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Edith Morris Jones; a son, Glenn Morris Jones; grandchildren, Nicole Jones Wilkes and husband Joe Wilkes, Nicholas Jones, Jennifer Jones, Grace Jones, and Annie Lunsford; great grandchildren, Gage and Tate Jones, and Noah Wilkes; daughters-in-law, Janet Jones, Michiko Jones and Robin Ward; and two sisters, Ruby Jones and Grace Stewart. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Allan Jones and Owen Vernon Jones.
Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.
Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is assisting the Jones family.