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Harding Funeral Home
Saturday September 8th, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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Harding Funeral Home
Saturday September 8th, 2018

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William Jones, Jr.

William J. Jones, Jr., 89 of Emerald, passed away, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in his home.  He was the husband of Ruth M. (Wilday) Jones.  Born on May 4, 1929 in Palmerton, he was the son of the late William J. Sr., and Ellen (Green) Jones.   Bill served in the US Marines during WWII.  He was the owner/operator of William Jones Excavating.    He served as past president of the Slatedale Emerald Lions Club, past Washington Township Supervisor, member of the Washington Township Planning Commission, a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the QB’s.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: William J. Jones, III and wife Debra of Walnutport, William F. Miller and wife Sally Fritzinger of Ft. Meyers, FL, Raymond C.  Miller and wife Cynthia of Walnutport; Daughters: Eva Jones of Walnutport, Kathryn E. Hunsicker and companion Robert Zarayko of Emerald; son-in-law: Allen Gruber; Grandchildren: Laura, Rachel, Mark, Rodnie, Allen, Lory, Joshua, Andrew, Victoria, Robert, Nicole, Ivory; 17 great-grandchildren; sister: Myrtle Haydt.  He was pre-deceased by children John A, Miller and Ruth Gruber, a son-in-law Jay Beil and siblings Lenora Edwards, Melba Farber, David, Thomas, Landis and Clifford Jones.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington.  A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s name can be made to either American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Pl #170, Bethlehem PA 18017 or Alzheimer’s Association, 617 Main Street, Hellertown PA 18055

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Best wishes and prayers to you and the family Ray. We all have to take the journey home one day. Take care.Steve Hill

Steve Hill Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.

Lee Predmore Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss Ray...we are in prayer for you and your family.  God bless.Ray and Kathy SumnerSlatington, PA

Ray Sumner Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM