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Funeral Ceremony: 2 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Onstott Cemetery
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home
William Wayne Jones, age 84, of Salem, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 13, 2022, at Salem Township Hospital.
He was born February 24, 1938, the son of Russell Richard Jones and Eula Rhoean (Belden) Felty.
He was a graduate of Salem Township High School and attended the Brown Business College in Peoria. Known to most as “Wayne” or “Bill” he always looked forward to time spent with family. He worked as a bookkeeper for Bettendorf Stanford in Salem, retiring when the company moved. Wayne was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching basketball, tennis, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
He is survived by a sister-in-law: Debbie Felty Ruholl of Flora; nieces and nephews: Trucy Powless of Flora, Cindy (John) Lambert of Flora, Randy E. Felty of Iuka, Jerry Goff of Iuka, Greg Goff of Taylorville, and Rikki Jo Goff of Salem; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and 5 great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather: Roy Felty; brother: Randy C. Felty; sister: Joyce Goff; and brother-in-law: Gary Goff.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Onstott Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
I worked with Bill at Stanford Engineering for 5 years. He was part of a four person accounting department and he is the last of that department. I remember him for his sense of humor; you never knew what he might say. He was bashful to some degree. In later years I would see him at high school basketball games which he really enjoyed and didn’t hesitate to tell the referees what they were doing wrong. I will miss seeing Bill and talking about the days at Stanford. My condolences to his family.