Mr. William R. "Santa Claus" Jones



Rocky Mount, NC

William Roy Jones “Santa Claus” was born November 11, 1937 to the late Alexander and Sadie Jones in Halifax County, North Carolina. He departed this life on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the comfort of his home.

William worked as an auto mechanic in Rocky Mount most his life. He was a kind-hearted and generous man. William had love for his family, community, and collectables. He believed in celebrating life with no hesitation and helping anyone that crossed his path.

He was well known for his out-going personality and unique talents. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife of forty-two years, Mrs. Gloria Jones of the home; four daughters, Sybil Jones of Nashville NC, Sharon Jones, Terkeisha Jones, and Tonya Jones all of Franklinton, NC; four sons, William Jones of Nashville, NC, Michael Jones, Willie Jones of Rocky Mount, NC and Jeffery Jones of Sharonville, OH; three sisters, Dorothy Lynch and Evangeline Jones of Rocky Mount, NC and Ernestine Gray of Wilson, NC; two brothers, Alton Jones and Winston Jones of Rocky Mount, NC; three sisters-in-law, Frances Jones and Onie Jones of Rocky Mount, NC, Melissa Hytower of Morrisville, NC; two brothers-in-law, Arthur Lynch of Rocky Mount, NC and Jerthor Hytower of Morrisville, NC; fourteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Visitation for Mr. Jones will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, May 8, 2017, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, 325 Nash Street, in Rocky Mount, NC. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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