William L. Jones (Johnny) was born to William and Emma Jones on April 12, 1949 in Hazelhurst, MS. He attended Akron Public Schools graduating from North High in 1968. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War until 1970. After returning home, he became employed at Brecksville Hospital where he retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of Christ Is The Answer Ministries.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geraldine Ware; nieces, Brigette and Agnes; nephew, Corey. He leaves to mourn his passing daughters, Dana Jones of Akron, Devon Jones of Dallas, TX., Brigette and Alecia Jones of Elyria, OH.; step daughters, Melissa and Dreama Kilby of Elyria, OH.; brother, Solomon (Ramona) Jones of Akron, OH; sisters Therell Davis of Hazelhurst, MS., Byrdine Coleman, Vera Fuller, Bertha Singletary, Faye Hood all of Akron, OH.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Edward Leary.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Stewart and Calhoun Funeral Home. Pastor J. Michael Martin, Sr. officiating. Friends may visit the chapel from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent to 174 Shelby Ave., Akron, OH 44310.