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Mr. William Davis Scott Jones IIII
June 27, 1961 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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William David Scott Jones took his last breath at 4:30 a.m. on November 7, 2023. He was born on June 27, 1961 to William Jones III and Linda Brown. William (known by his family and friends as Scott) loved his family and loved his service to his country. He served in and retired from the Army as a Level E5 Sargent. He received many decorations and promotions. During his service, he was deployed in both Desert Storm and Desert Shield in the Middle East. Scott was a helicopter mechanic, specifically he worked on the Blackhawk helicopter. Prior to retirement, he worked as an aircraft mechanic at Midway Airport in Chicago.
His first love though was for his family and that started with his younger brother, Tim. They were very close during their younger years, and although they endured some hardships during this period, with the love and support for each other they overcame these challenges and both went on to live very productive lives. Scott was a jokester and a great story teller. If he liked you, he gave you a nick name and that name stuck you for life. For example, when his health took a turn for the worst on this past Friday, and the nurse was asking him questions to determine if he knew what was going on around him, soon as Tim walked in his room, he said that’s my brother, Coolio. Scott never had a problem making fun of family members, all out of love. His stories were always very captivating and mesmerizing with uncanny details. There were stories from childhood that he would tell over and over again, as if it just happened yesterday. In addition to his story telling, Scott always wanted to be surrounded by family. He would always ask his cousins he grew up with how their kids were and would attend their ceremonies such as graduations and baptisms. He always wanted to attend family dinners.
Scott from childhood was very talented, as he was a skilled swimmer that lead to him becoming a lifeguard. He received letters in swimming, soccer and the band where he played he clarinet and saxophone. He attended Western Illinois University before he joined the army.
Scott was raised in the church from childhood, and recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Scott was proceeded in death by his father William Jones, III, his grandfather and grandmother, William Jones Jr. and Dorothy Jones, Aunt and Uncles, Janice Jones, Philip Jones, and Virgil Jones. He is survived by his brother, Timothy Jones, Skokie, Illinois, Step Mother, Virginia Jones, Evanston, Illinois, Step Sister, Valeria Belcher, Evanston, Illinois, an Aunt, Gloria Jones and her sons, Virgil Jones Jr. Charles Jones and Robert Jones all of Florida, a special cousin, Reginald Campbell (Paula) Aurora Illinois, and a host of other cousins, aunts and uncles.
There will be a private family visitation and graveyard burial service. A memorial will be held on Scotts birthday June 27.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director