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William “Bill” Elroy Jones

William “Bill” Elroy Jones, a lifelong steward of community services, died June 3, 2018, at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his parents, Ray C. Jones and Norma Faye Hooper Jones of Nags Head.

Bill, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, is survived by his wife of 46 years; Marlene “Sam” Jones; his children, Bryan Jones and wife, Rachael, daughter Krissi Jones Williams; his grandchildren, Robbie and Ian Williams, Luke Jones; and brother Robert R. Jones.  He was blessed with many nieces and nephews.

Bill was born and raised in Elizabeth City. He graduated from East Carolina University, and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega. During his tenure, he began a lifetime commitment of community service. His career began as a volunteer for Greenville Rescue Squad, while employed by Greenville Police Department, and Pitt County Sheriff Department. After graduation, he relocated to Dare County, initiating a career with Nags Head Police Department, and volunteer fire Department, during its infancy.  He left Nags Head police as lieutenant and began a professional firefighter career with Town of Kill Devil Hills. He served as fire chief of Lower Currituck County for five years. He loved sharing his knowledge and mentored many future firefighters. He served as president in the North Carolina State Firefighters Assoc., and president of Eastern NC Firefighters Assoc. He began an EMS career in the 70s and remained active as a paramedic until his illness. He also was a member of Rapid Response Team 1 and was active in The Rotary Club and a member of the Masonic Order.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online at North Carolina Fallen Firefighters, (ncfff.org.)

Arrangements are pending and will be posted on gallopfuneralservices.com.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

 

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