William Joe “Bill” Jones, 85, of Granite City, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Granite City.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1929, the son of the late George Jone and Mary Spears.
He married Lavina Price on Nov. 23, 1953, in Granite City. She preceded him in death.
The U.S. Army Veteran served in Korea. He was a member of Granite City Masonic Lodge 877 and VFW Post 1300. Bill was employed by Granite City Steel for 30 years as roller in hot strip.
He is survived by his children, Ronald (Jackie) Jones of St. Jacob, Terry (Pete) Dickson of Cardiff, Wales, Karen (Gary) Cook of O’Fallon, Mo., and Steven Jones of University City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home in Granite City. Visiting hours are noon until service time on Sunday, Oct. 5.