William E. Jones, 70, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

Jones was born March 28, 1943 in Barnsdall, Okla., the son of Evan and Naomi E. (Shaw) Jones. A retired veteran, he served for twenty years in the U.S. Army, including the Vietnam Era. Upon returning to Osage County, Bill worked for the Drummond and Trentman ranches. He was also an avid gardener. On June 6, 2006, he married Bonnie Cole Purtle in Bartlesville.

Surviving are, his wife Bonnie Jones; daughter Sandra Schapansky; brother Charles Jones; grandchildren William "Cody" Schapansky, James Allen Schapansky, and Tyler Schapansky; step-children, Marcia Carroll, Pam Myer and Larry Purtle; and other family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother Evan Curtis "Boots" Jones; and a brother who died as a child, Sunny Jones.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 198.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.