Bill Jones, 90, of Topeka, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020.
He was born July 17, 1930, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Earl and Davenna Jones. He attended Topeka High School and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1948. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Washburn University in 1953 and received his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Emporia State University. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps until retiring. After retiring from the military he began his employment with USD 501 as a counselor at Highland Park High School and later at Kaw Area Technical School in Topeka until retiring in 1990.
Bill married Pattie Parre on December 27, 1953 in Osage City, Kansas. She survives in Topeka. They enjoyed 67 years together and especially their travels around the world.
He attended Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 239 in Overbrook, MOAA, NEA, Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 90 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Arab Shrine, Order of Quetzalcoatl, Royal Order of the Jesters, Golfers Unit and Legion of Honor in Topeka.
Bill enjoyed playing golf for over 30 years at the Shawnee Country Club in Topeka.
Honoring his request, cremation is planned. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Overbrook Cemetery, Overbrook, Kansas. Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel, is assisting the family
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital Travel Fund, 1305 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612 or to KTWU Endowment, 1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621.
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