Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

James Jones JAMES BILL JONES, 92, of Paris, TX passed away on Dec. 12, 2018, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Bill was born June 25, 1926, in Ferris, TX, the son of Charlie Douglass & Mary Inez McKay Jones. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1943, and entered Texas A&M College in 1943. The U.S. Army drafted him in 1945, and he served in the Recovered Personnel Detachment which processed Allied soldiers out of Japanese POW camps and returned German POW's from the U.S back to Germany. Upon his discharge, he married June Allen in June of 1947, and finished his degree at Texas A&M College in 1948. He later completed a Masters of Education degree at East Texas State University. Bill taught Veterans at Box Elder, TX for one semester, and then he and his wife, June, moved to Silverton, TX, and both taught for one year. They moved to Detroit, TX, where Bill taught Vocational Agriculture for three years. While in Detroit their son, Trent, was born in 1950, and their daughter, Jana, was born in 1952. Next Bill and the family moved to Paris and he taught Vocational Agriculture at Central School in Sumner for three years. He then taught Vocational Agriculture ten years at East Lamar School in Pattonville and for ten years at Prairiland High School. He served six more years as a Vocational Counselor at Paris High School. After retiring, Bill enjoyed helping his son, Trent, in farming & ranching. Bill was preceded in death by June, his wife of 63 years and siblings; Charles Jones (RHS-1943), George Jones, Mack Jones (RHS-1956) and Wanda Jones England (RHS-1947). Survivors include his son, Trent of Paris, his daughter, Jana Maddux & husband Dave of Frisco; five grandsons, Allen Jones & wife Kelley and their children Ryan and Emily June of Mansfield, Russell Jones of Paris, Robert Jones of Tyler, Scott Maddux & wife Tressa and their son Judah of Bedford, and Stephen Maddux of Singapore; one granddaughter, Caroline Maddux Uza & husband Chris of Richardson; one sister, Joyce Jones Gilley (RHS-1951) of Weatherford along with several nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends.