William Shelton Jones, 72, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was born May 21, 1948 in Echols, Kentucky to the late William “Bill” and Dorothy E. Farris Jones. Shelton retired from Peabody Coal Company and Laborer’s International Union of North America Local Union 1392. He was a member of Pond Run Baptist Church and a lifetime member of The American Legion. Shelton served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Jones and a granddaughter, Jessica Cook.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 24 years, Gail Nelson Jones of Beaver Dam; three sons, Todd (Leighann) Jones of Beaver Dam, Shane (Kerri) Ball of Hartford and Lynn (Shelly) Ball of Delaware; two daughters, Gloria Jones (Sherry McCoy) of Philpot and Kelly (Shawn) Baize of Beaver Dam; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two sisters, Joan (Johnny) Williams of Hartford and Wilda Casteel of Beaver Dam.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, November 12, 2020 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Alton Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Pond Run Cemetery in Echols, Kentucky with military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit from 10 AM Thursday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to, Ohio County Honor Guard, PO Box 134, Hartford, KY 42347 or Pond Run Missionaries, c/o LH Harper, 75 Burden Lane, Beaver Dam, KY 42320.
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