Wiley Thomas “Tootie” Jones

Obituary-Wiley Thomas “Tootie” Jones

Wiley Thomas “Tootie” Jones, age 77, passed away peacefully, just the way he lived his life, on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Weaver and Florence Ellen Jones; grandson, Joshua Thomas Benton; brother, Wilmer Lee Jones; and nephew, Gary Lee Jones.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Hobbs “Pat” Jones; one daughter, Ellen Jones Abney and husband, Darrell, of Virginia Beach; and “Papa” to one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Anne Benton, Freshman at Longwood University.  Also survived by nephew, Keith Jones, and niece, Alice Jones-McNett.  Family was very important to him.  Graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956 and attended Smithdeal Business College.  Wiley served six years in the Army Reserves, 80th Division Training, Richmond, VA where he was honorably discharged as E-6, Staff Sergeant, in 1974.  Tootie loved the Lord, family and friends and never met a stranger.  He was passionate about giving back in the community he lived. He devoted his time and was a charter and life member of both Eastern Hanover Volunteer Fire Department (member for seven and one-half years) and Triplet Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA with interment to follow at James Square Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pastor Greg Hand officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Williams Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to James Square Baptist Church, P.O. Box 643, 9440 Christanna Highway, Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or to Triplet Volunteer Fire Department, 3548 Triplet Road, Triplet, VA 23868.  Online condolences may be made at www.wmsfhva.com.

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