Bill Edd Jones, born March 11, 1933, passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2021.
Born in Cottonwood, Wood County, Texas to the late William Earl and Nanny Prather Jones. He is preceded by his wife Ella and son Carey Dean; sister Patsy Russell; two brothers Alvis and Truman Jones; and many, many friends and pets.
Survived by his daughters Sheri Jones, Quitman, Teri Liptak (husband Eric); grandson Logan (wife Kasey); and all of Tyler.
An Army Veteran, stationed at White Sands Missile Range Las Cruses, New Mexico. After his military service he was employed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) stationed in New Mexico. During this time, he received a telegram from Wood County Sheriff and friend, Paul Ussery. It stated, “I need a Chief Deputy, the job is yours if you want it.” And so began his career in law enforcement.
During his career he served as Chief Deputy for the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Chief of Police for the Quitman Police Department, and as Sheriff of Wood County.
He will be missed by his family and many friends he made throughout his lifetime.
Memorial service for Bill is scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations.