Willis David Jones, 92, of Lacey (Drew County), passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired pulpwood contractor for Georgia Pacific, board member for the Lacey-Ladelle Water Association, a former president of the Drew Central School Board and a member and trustee of the Lacey United Methodist Church. He Willis loved the outdoors and was an avid bird hunter.
Mr. Jones was born March 2, 1924 in Drew County and was the son of the late Lee and Mina McClain Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five sisters, Merle Billingsley, Ruby Bailey, Callie Johnson, Erma Lee Snodgrass and Louise Grubbs; one brother, R.D. Jones, Sr.; and a daughter-in-law, Estrallyn Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Bitty Knowles Jones of Lacey; a son, Sampy Jones of Lacey; two grandchildren, David Jones and wife Windy of Hamburg and Turah Rush and husband Reagan of Lacey; five great grandchildren, Colby White, Emily Rush, Brandon Jones, Ashton Jones, and Kamryn Jones; three great-great grandchildren, Madison, Emerson and Easton Jones; and a sister-in-law, Betty Findley and husband Mickey of Monticello.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lacey Methodist Church, c/o Sherry Wallis, 2540 Prairie Rd, Monticello, AR 71655 or the Lacey Cemetery Association, c/o Roy Alan White, 671 Hwy 133, Fountain Hill, AR 71642