William Jasper "Jaybird" Jones, Sr., 86, resident of 651 Noble Drive passed away Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont.
Born in McCormick, SC, he was a son of the late James B. Jones, Sr. and Lucille Wiley Jones.
Bill was a retired maintenance supervisor of the Motor Pool at the Greenwood National Guard with 42 years of service. He was a member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters Carolyn Jean Jones of Abbeville, SC and Kathy "Susan" McDaniel (Billy) of Waterloo, SC; one son Billy Jones of Abbeville, SC; one brother Sam Jones (Petra) of Abbeville, SC; one sister Mary Ellen Singleton of Roebuck, SC; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Marie Jones two brothers James Benjamin
"Ben"Jones, Jr. and John Eugene Jones and three sisters Eleanor Amelia Hagood, Martha Frances Brown and Peggy Anne Mullinax.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday Sept. 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Wicker officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Friday afternoon at the funeral home prior to services.
In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Bill may be made to Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church 194 Hwy. 20 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Abbeville Humane Society C/O Gary Cook 503 Church St. Abbeville, SC 29620.