Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

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William "Captain Bill" Leroy Jones Jr.

September 28, 1947May 14, 2019

William L. Jones, affectionately known as “Captain Bill”, “Bill” or “Bud” by family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on May 14, 2019. Born in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1947, Bill was 71. An honored Marine, Bill served the country with distinction during the Vietnam War, earning a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Presidential Unit Citation, among other honors. After his tour of duty, Bill returned to Maryland where he worked in the construction industry. In 1984, Bill met the love of his life, Honey Jones. In 1986, they were married and embarked on a life’s journey together, moving to Marco Island, Florida. Bill, who was an avid fisherman, soon turned his hobby into a thriving fishing charter service. Bill was admired by one and all for his fishing expertise and kind-hearted nature. Many visitors to Marco Island made it an annual event to book a day on the waters with Captain Bill. It gave Captain Bill special joy to teach children how to fish and he made it a point to make sure they always left the boat with a fish in hand. Bill and Honey also started Make A Memory, a gift and specialty item shop on the island. It was a regular occurrence to see Bill in the store helping Honey or making deliveries. It seemed as if everyone on the island knew and liked Bill. His friends often said that one of Bill’s most endearing qualities was that whenever someone needed help he was there to lend a hand, often without ever being asked. In addition to fishing, Bill also enjoyed visiting Disney with Honey. Bill often joked that it was their home away from home. Bill is survived by his wife, Honey. He is also survived by his three children, William Jones III, Carole Jones and Sheryll Jones and siblings, Tom Mangum (Jody), Barbara Mangum, Debra Cliser and Sheila Moberly (Richard), and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends who love and miss Bill. Brother Teddy Mangum, mother Dorothy Burriss and father William Jones, Sr. predeceased Bill. A celebration of Bill’s life will be planned. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Bill’s memory be honored with good thoughts and deeds for others.


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William "Captain Bill" Leroy Jones Jr.

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Jim Grierson

May 24, 2019

A great fisherman and an even better friend. Way too soon. I am going to miss you Billy. My deepest sympathy to Honey and family.

Carole Jones

May 24, 2019

I wish I could go fishing just one more time with my fishing Buddy, because sometimes it’s not just about the fish but who you are fishing with. I was never going to be ready for you leave us so unexpectedly, it’s such a sudden shock, miss you so very much daddy. I will forever miss your smiles, hugs, and way you could make us laugh. All my love and support goes out to your loving wife Honey Jones, her family and our extended family. Daddy you are forever in my heart and you always meant so much to me, and you always will. I know you will be surrounded and welcomed into Heaven by all those who preceded you. R.I.P daddy (with nanny & pap, uncle Teddy, little Jimmy, my mom & gramma, grampa Bailey, etc. ) so send them all our love and hugs.

Dawn Felsen

May 19, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Uncle Buddy’s sudden and unexpected death. He was always an easy going, fun loving man with a great sense of humor that gave the best hugs! When I was a kid, he was always doing something silly to make me laugh – even if it got him in trouble with my mom. It was impossible to be in a bad mood whenever you were around him. His smile was infectious. He was an awesome uncle and though we didn’t see much of each other after he and Aunt Honey moved from Maryland to Florida, he will be truly missed.

Bud Labruyere

May 18, 2019

What a shock! Bill was alway’s their at the boat ramp whenever I would stop in, a short trip or for the season! He had a answer for all my question’s, good or bad! Really going to miss him!

Linda and Jay Delphey

May 17, 2019

What a shock to all. Bill was indeed always there for others. I enjoyed many hours of shooting skeet and good times with Bill. We will also remember our last fishing trip with Capt Bill. Bless you Honey. Jay and Linda Delphey