William Douglas Jones, 90, Woodstock, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, after a long illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1926, to William and Mary Jones in West Frankfort.
On April 3, 1948, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Karroll.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in Germany.
He was a loving Christian man who shared God’s love in his daily life. He had the privilege of being a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Palatine and Calvary Baptist Church of Woodstock, which is now Doxa Fellowship Church. He served as a deacon, music ministry leader and teacher. He also helped in building four churches.
He was a member of Plumbers Local Union 93 for more than 50 years with a career working as a residential plumber in new construction. Some of his favorite things to do were hunting, fishing, gardening, listening to music and participating in or watching sporting events. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, and he never missed an opportunity to watch his grandchildren participate in sports. He always had a way to make people smile and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; two children, Doug (Jan) Jones and Judi (Bruce) Jefko; six grandchildren, Mike (Mary Ellen), Michelle (Toby), Mark (Terri Jo), Chris, Jason (Nicole) and Staci (Christopher); and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul (Helen); three sisters, Jessie (Foster), Florence (Sam) and Grace (Ken); four brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with a funeral service to follow at Doxa Fellowship Church, 1903 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Burial will be at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, Doxa Fellowship Church and Mercy Harvard Care Center.