William Roosevelt Jones was born on March 30, 1933 in Hickory, Virginia to Frank Jones and Carrie Blanche (Gatlin) Jones. He departed his earthly life on November 16, 2018 at Norfolk Signature Healthcare Facility.
William was a brother, father, stepfather, step grandfather, uncle, and great uncle. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School system. In 1959 he met and married the love of his life, Vessie H. Branham and from this union they became proud parents of three daughters and one son.
He worked as a Government Civilian at the Norfolk Naval Supply Center, now known as Naval Station Norfolk. He retired after 38 years of service as a General Foreman of Warehouse Building W-143. After retiring in 1988 he worked several part-time jobs to keep active.
He enjoyed life to its fullest and did not leave a stone unturned. He thoroughly enjoyed his weekend traveling adventures and he enjoyed cooking his specialty dishes.
William is pre-deceased by his mother, Carrie Blanche Jones, father, Frank Jones, sisters, Carrie Mae Jones, Pauline Coleman, and a brother, Archie Jones.
William, better known as “Buster,” leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Thea Diane Jones Cromwell, two stepdaughters, Minta Branham and Ouida Baum and a stepson, Guy Branham. Two nephews, Walter Jones and Elbert Lee Ruffin Jr., three nieces Rosetta Foster, Linda Drake and a very special niece Esther Drake as well as a host of other loving relatives and friends.
He will be dearly missed by all!!