ABILENE - Graveside services with military honors for William Richard Jones, 91, of Lake Coleman, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene with the Rev. Ricky Rister officiating. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman.
He died Thursday, Aug.11, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born May 21, 1920, in Gail, Borden County, to R.C. Jones and Ina Mae Rottenberry Jones. He was married to Nell "Nellie" Elizabeth Ryan on July 27, 1940, in Stamford. She preceded him in death on March 11, 1996.
Survivors include his children, Mary Charlotte Rister of Abilene, Jerald "Jerry" William Jones of Lake Coleman and Nancy Elizabeth "Liz" Cunningham of Austin; six grandchildren, Steven, Charlotte, Denise, Katherine, Michael and Jackie; and nine great-grandchildren,.
He was prededed in death by his brother, Alvin Jones; his sister, Frances Kiser; and a son, David Jones.