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William C. Jones, 71, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born March 18, 1946, in New Castle, he was a son of Clarence "Buck" Jones and Freda Sager Reno Jones Barkley, and stepson of Russell Barkley Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Kathryn Streit Jones, whom he married July 29, 1965.
Mr. Jones was a machine operator with AK Steel Corp and Wheatland Tube.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he especially enjoyed the hunting and fishing trips he took with his children and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Penny Jones Burris of Washington and Sheri Jones of New Castle; two sons, William J. Jones of Harrisburg and Todd M. Jones of Franklin, Pennsylvania; a brother, Melvin Reno of New Castle; seven sisters, Betty Preisel and Joanne Steedley, both of Georgia, Shirley Hodge of Ohio, and Darlene Duncan, Patricia Floyd, Doris Fray and Susan Dickey, all of New Castle; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather; two sisters, Cora and Janet; and two brothers, Walter and Robert.
Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A funeral service will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Rupert officiating.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunning-hamfh.com.
Published on September 4, 2017
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