Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Billy L. Jones

December 21, 1930June 20, 2020

North Myrtle Beach

Billy L. Jones, 89, passed away on June 20th, 2020. He was born December 21, 1930 in Stedman, NC to Stacey and Ora Mae Jones.

Billy attended Stedman High School. In 1953 he married Barbara Jean Whitaker. Together they raised 2 sons and a daughter. Billy proudly served in the US Army for 30 years as a Green Beret. After 3 tours in Vietnam, he retired in 1979 as a Command Sergeant Major. Billy was a decorated Veteran including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor. After retirement Billy and Barbara enjoyed playing golf and camping at Briarcliffe RV Resort where they made many friends and great memories. Billy was also an avid fan of the North Carolina Tarheels.

Left to honor Billy and remember him are his wife Barbara; a son Tony; a daughter Karen (Richard); grandchildren Kristen (Kenneth), Caleb (Madeline), Timmy (Aisha), Amanda (Jeremy); and 9 great grandchildren Chase, Rhys, Alex, Will, Jeremiah, Julian, Jameson, Kensley and Emilee. Billy is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and a son, Greg.

Billy will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Folds of Honor, Department 13, Tulsa, OK 74182.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Teresa and Fred. Robertson

July 1, 2020

We were so sad to hear about Billy our prayers to all of the family

Christine Jones

June 27, 2020

I have always thought so much of Billy Jones! What a great man he was! I first met him over 44 years ago! He helped me in more ways than he knew! I will forever LOVE him! My prayers and deepest condolences to the whole family! I LOVE YOU! What a sad sad day!

Wayne Williams - USMC

June 25, 2020

Thanks for your service Soldier and Fellow Vietnam Vet !!!
Wayne Williams
United States Marine Corps

Debbie Bates

June 25, 2020

We were so fond of Bill. Steve knew him from serving in Special Forces. We met Bill and Barbara while camping at the beach. They were also our condo neighbors. God bless your family. He will be missed. Debbie and Steve

Nancy Turlington

June 24, 2020

I had not seen him for a long time. He was my dad's brother and I remember growing up and being so proud of him. He was a hero! When he would come home from the service for a few days off. They would come home to see us, I would get excited and I loved him and aunt Bobbie so much. They were there from me when my mother died when I was 6 years. I hope that he will be in Heaven when I get there, so we can catch up on our memories. Rest in peace Uncle Billy.

Lyn (Core) Autry

June 24, 2020

Billy grew up in my community and was best friends w/my brother. His family from Stedman NC & my family have been lifetime friends. I am very sorry about this great loss. Love and prayers for all the family.


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