William R. Jones, Jr.

July 17, 1947January 1, 2019

LEXINGTON – Funeral services for William R. “Skip” Jones, Jr., 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Calvary Chapel of Lexington. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Calvary Chapel of Lexington, 1156 Barr Rd., Lexington, SC 29072. Mr. Jones was born July 17, 1947 in Greer, SC, and passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He was a son of the late Doris Holcombe and William R. Jones. Mr. Jones was a SC football official for 25 years and a member of the Gamecock club. He is survived by his wife, Jan Jones; son, William R. “Trey” Jones III; daughters, Michelle (John) and Brooke Jones; brother, Roger Jones (Teresa); sister, Janet Rosado (Vic) and grandchildren, Savannah, Olivia, Landon, Blythe, John and Liam. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Calvary Chapel of Lexington


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Visitation to follow service Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Sue Fowler

January 5, 2019

We were classmates at Greer High School Class of 1965. Skip was always smiling and laughing at our quarterly reunions. He will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers to his family.

Sue Campbell Fowler

Harvey Driggers

January 5, 2019

While I wasn't around you nearly as much as my brother Bobby, when I was, you always made me feel like you'd known me forever. You were a very special man, and a true Gamecock. Forever to Thee Skip. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Bobby Driggers

January 5, 2019

Skip Jones where do I begin from the first day that we moved into his neighborhood next-door in 1973 we became instant friends for the next 45 years we had so much fun and good times tailgating at the South Carolina football Games going to bowl games for over 40 years and many other fun times his family became a part of our family I watch the children be born I watch the children grow up Skip had one of the best attitudes anywhere around I will really miss you my very very best friend take care rest in peace I love you buddy

Tim Heup

January 4, 2019

Skip was my big brother in the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at USC that was formed as a successor to the Maxcy Brotherhood in September 1968. He was always willing to help out the new initiates and take them under his wing. One semester he and I got to room together when I was the Snowden/Woodrow Hall Adviser for the fraternity house/dorm. However, a cute blond nurse, originally from Saluda, kept him busy on many nights and weekends so neither I nor any of the brothers saw much of him that semester.

Skip visited my wife and I at our house in Flower Mound, Texas when he was in Dallas at a pharmaceutical meeting many years ago. We really enjoyed his visit and were able to treat him to some excellent Tex-Mex cuisine. In October 2017, I was in Columbia for the annual reunion dinner of the local Phi Psi alumni and Skip joined Brother Smitty Harrison and I for a drink at my hotel. He then followed us over to the dinner location with some fraternity memorabilia from our college days and shared these and several stories with the brothers in attendance. Since he was one of the original founding members of the chapter who was also a member of the Maxcy Brotherhood, his comments were of interest to all. He called me later that weekend and invited me to come over to his house to visit with he and Jan. However, I wasn't able to arrange it but promised I would do so my next trip to Columbia. Sadly, that is a promise neither of us can now keep.

Maureen Spangler

January 4, 2019

Me deepest condolences to the Jones family on Skip’s passing. I will always remember how Skip’s eyes would light up when he was talking about his kids and grandchildren, he loved all of you deeply. I pray your precious memories sustain you.

James Crawford

January 4, 2019

Skip was a good friend and classmate of the Greer High Class of 65. We have all had a special bond with each other more like sisters and brothers and it saddens me to know we will not hear his voice and have his fellowship with us again. We were all blessed to have grown up with him and walked with him. His smile and humor will be sorely missed. I send my prayers and love to the family

Mike Tennis

January 4, 2019

To the Jonesfamily,
So sorry to hear of SKIP's passing. I attended school with him and am a member of the Class of 1965. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Charles ,Shirley, & Mike Ray

January 3, 2019

Skip will be missed by a lot of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.
May God be with each and every one of his family .
Our thoughts and prayers are with you ,Jan and all of the family,

Charles, Shirley, & Mike Ray

Karen White

January 3, 2019

To all of the Jones family, Skip was a great person to know. He will be missed by so many people. Love, Karen Lindler White

Joseph (Jeff) Lander

January 3, 2019

As neighbors "across the pond" for the past 40 years, you are most definitely in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully Skip and Claudia are at peace fishing in a small pond and laughing, because for both of them that would truly be Heaven. God bless.... George and Jeff Lander.