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William Richard (Bill) Jones

07/12/1946 - 12/31/2020

William Richard (Bill) Jones, age 74, of Tower, MN died suddenly on December 31, 2020.

He was born July 12, 1946 in Cloquet, MN. Bill served in the United States Marine Corp, was a good friend to many and loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and puttering in the yard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita (Rossi) Jones; brother, Corky; and parents, Richard and Eva Jones.

Bill is survived by his sons, Ryan (Stacy) Jones, and Richard (Mylene) Jones; grandchildren, Mason, Emma, and Gavin; and his special friend, Beverly (Babs) Allis.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

4 thoughts on “William Richard (Bill) Jones”

  1. David Hill says:

    I just found out Billy passed away.
    Life has been a blessing with you in my life. The fun times we have shared and y you being there for me when needed a true friend. Both of us Marines and having made the sacrifice for our country we worked through our broken body challenges together. Loss to the family and Babs we 💘 you guys and Turkey and are sorry for Your loss.

  2. Mike Naughton says:

    Bill “Two Feathers will always be remembered when we were snowmobiling to International Fall but ended up in Canada. When the old guy was asked on how do we get to International Falls, he said follow you tracks back to where you came from. We never did find the Falls that day.

    I have more stories about my adventures with Bill. I will miss him and am sorry for the family’s loss.

  3. Jim Boyd says:

    What a shock to learn of Billy’s death from a mutual friend! Billy and I were friends from kindergarten through out our high school years. We shared many, many adventures that were as varied as could be. Our thoughts were: ”Just because it’s a bad idea doesn’t mean it won’t be fun!” We went fishing, hunting, water skiing, and chased women and drank beer. Many, many adventures I best not share here. Jim Boyd, Cloquet Mn.

  4. Les Andderson says:

    I sadly just learned of Bill’s death as I was trying to connect with him during these pandemic times. Bill and I met in 7th grade and grew up together in Cloquet. Bill was such a fun friend. He followed me into the Marine Corps after a couple years in college. The last time I saw him was at our 50 year high school class reunion. He looked great. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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