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Billy Franklin Jones Sr.

July 7, 1943January 6, 2021

Billy Franklin Jones, Sr., 77, of Holly Springs passed away, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home in Holly Springs, NC. Billy was born July 7, 1943 in Kinston, NC to L.F. and Melba Jones. A graduate of East Carolina University, he was employed with IBM, retiring with over 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Glenda Outlaw Jones and son, Billy F. Jones, Jr., and is survived by his son, Barry E. Jones of Raleigh; daughter, Rebecca J. Cooper (Tommy) of Cary; four grandchildren, Bryce E. Jones, Blair E. Jones, Jones O. Cooper and Molly J. Cooper; and brother Jerry Jones of Albertson.

“Jonesy” or “Papasan” loved golf and organized tournaments for many philanthropic causes over the years including the Boys & Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw, Fallen Linemen Foundation, The Gary Treadwell Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis, the Mefine Foundation as well as numerous others.

His favorite golf tournament was The Myrtle Beach Blast which he put together for family and friends for more than 40 years and which is still going strong.

An exceptionally kind man, he was a friend to many, an enemy to none and always willing to dispense game-improvement advice including his famous saying (while smoking a fine cigar)…”It ain’t the clubs”

Memorials may be made to The Fallen Linemen Foundation

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Alice Scott

January 14, 2021

My favorite memories with Billy go back to our preschool days when we climbed trees, played ball and especially when we played cowboy and Indians. We were always Roy Rogers and Dell Evans, the famous cowboy and cowgirl duo. I loved Cousin Billy and enjoyed his fellowship through the years. Billy will be greatly missed. My love and prayers are sent to the family.

Jeri Lewis

January 10, 2021

Rebecca and Barry and grandchildren- Bill and I had so many happy times with Billy, Glenda and Billy,Jr. So many stories and memories. Prayers for you all and I know your memories will help you during this time. It’s ok to laugh it gets me through lots of days. Love too you all ❤️🙏🏻

Phil Falco

January 9, 2021

Too many wonderful memories to share! Billy and Glenda were the first people my family met after moving to Cary in 1972. I grew up with them and their 3 children. They were always kind and loving to me and my entire family. RIP Billy, you will be missed by me and others very much! I will see you again someday and I know you will be there to welcome me into heaven along with other friends and family that have passed before me. Thanks for all the love and guidance you shared with me for many decades. 🙏

Delmar D. L. Scott

January 9, 2021

I guess my best memory Billy carried me to the championship in the Farmville member-guest

Sheila Gardner

January 9, 2021

So Sorry for your loss Barry & Rebecca. Have always thought alot of your Dad.Hold those Memories close to your Heart & know that you will meet again someday ❤

Zylphia Carol Smith

January 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Billy and I where classmates at B. F. Grady School. We grew up together about 3 miles apart. I have lots of memories with Billy. He was a very kind and a happy person to be around. He always had a smile on his face. My condolences and sympathy for his family.

Jackie Stroud

January 8, 2021

My husband an I were classmates of Billy. Dennis and Billy were very close as we spent 12 years of our lives together at B. F. Grady near Akbertson. We were both very fond of him. Many are our memories and all good. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. To his family I send sympathy and love and respect. He was a very nice and very respected friend that we loved dearly. May God give you His Peace and comfort.

Mary Roach

January 7, 2021

Barry and Becca. I am so sorry about Billy. He was a fun brother-in-law to me, a fine husband to Glenda and such a great Dad to all of you. We all had good times and will cherish our memories of him. I love you all, Mary Ina.