Willie Joe Jones, 81, of Crossett passed away on October 10, 2017 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

He was born on April 22, 1936 in Laran, Louisiana to his late parents, Royal S. Jones and Chlorene Callaway Jones.

Mr. Jones was retired from G. P. Tissue Mill and was a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jones; a great grandson, Hunter Jones; and a sister, Florence Bowden.

Survivors include two sons, Philip Jones (Lou Ann) and William Jones, both of Crossett; two brothers, Leroy Jones and R. S. Jones, both of Crossett; a sister, Christelle Rickets of Crossett; three grandchildren, Brandon (Allison) Jones, Candace (Blake) Pierce and Wyatt (Natalie) Jones; eight great grandchildren, Taylor, Tori, Ally Kate, Judah, Hannah, Jace, Alizah and Landon; and a special friend, Roxie Skiffen.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bros. Robin Allen and Harold Cantley officiating. Interment will follow at Bird’s Chapel Cemetery in Truxno, Louisiana under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.