William Paul Jones


William Paul Jones, 79, a 28 year resident of Melbourne, FL died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Holmes Regional Medical Center where he was a volunteer. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Paul retired from DuPont after 32 years. He joined the Alhambra Shrine in 1962. He was the Southeastern Shrine Representative of New Orleans in 1965 and Tampa, FL in 1966. He served as a member of the Shriner’s Clown Unit, known as “Smiley”. He also served on the Crippled Children’s Committee. He and his wife, Lorene, retired and moved to Melbourne, FL in 1983. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and volunteering. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ethel Jones. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lorene Jones; one brother, Sam (Liz) Jones, one sister Mildred (Tommy) Blair; children Ginger (Jimmy) Howard, Paula (Bruce) Jolley, Mike (Heidi) Jones; Rick (Sharon) Hutchens; Vonni Jones, Susan (Ricky) Miller; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 niece. A private family memorial was held March 19, 2011 at Fountainhead. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alhambra Shrine Children’s Hospital in Tampa or a charity of your choice.

Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 18, 2011


Submitted by Ruth Minter