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Herman "Bill" W. Jones

November 5, 2017

Herman W. “Bill” Jones, 88, died Nov. 5.
Mr. Jones grew up on a farm in Newburgh, Ind., during the Great Depression. He attended grade school in Newburgh and was a member of the Rockport, Ind., High School class of 1947, where he played on the basketball team.
Mr. Jones moved to St. Louis in 1959, working for Chrysler on the inspection line for over 25 years. He never lost his passion for sports, rooting for Indiana, Missouri and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
Mr. Jones enjoyed yard work, the outdoors and family float trips on the Current River, which still remain a family tradition. He passed along his love of conservation and hunting to his children and great-grandchildren. Most importantly, Mr. Jones passed along his dedication to God, making sure the family had a firm foundation in God’s love.
He was the beloved husband for 38 years of Diane M. Jones (nee Kientzy). Mr. Jones is survived by his three sons, Neil, Andy and Steve, and his sister Dorothy Williams. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers Richard, Ken and Ralph, and daughters Diane and Regina.
Visitation and services were at the First Baptist Church of Arnold. Interment was in Shepherd Hills Cemetery.
If desired, contributions in his memory may be made to Arnold First Baptist Church, 2012 Missouri State Road, Arnold, Mo. 63010.
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