October 27, 1948 ~ February 21, 2009

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Bill went away, unexpectedly, to be with God on Saturday, February 21, 2009. He was life long resident of Buncombe County and was always ready to make you laugh. He was the son of the late Claude Jones of Swannanoa and is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eva Jones; two daughters, Sheena Newell and husband Joe and Katrina Gosnell and husband James; three grandsons, Dustin Newell, Colton Newell and James "Bubba" Gosnell; a granddaughter, Samantha Gosnell and a great grandbaby on the way. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a proud and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be loved and missed forever until we see him again in heaven. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Interment will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. His family will receive friends 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of bill’s passing. Starlight acres will not be the same. Bill was well liked by all that knew him. what i will miss the most will be His jokes he did have a way of making people laugh. Eva we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. We go to Pleasant Hill Church and you probably don’t know us, but Preacher Keith told us about your loss. We are so sorry and please know that we will be praying for your family. There are many prayers going up for you all from your church family. God bless you.

  3. Dear Eva Nell and Family
    I was shocked to hear about Billy. It was only a week or so since you all were over at Daddys sitting on the porch in the sun. I wish there was something I could say to take away your pain. I do know what you are going through at this time.Please know you all are in my prayers He was a good man,father, and husband. He is now walking the streets of gold with my Mama and grandma and grandpa Deitz. I love you all. God bless eachof you Rose Ellen

  4. Dear Eva and Family

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. He always had a huge hug and smile for me. He held me while I cried on his shoulder when Momma passed last month.

    Bill was a special person. And I will miss him dearly. Bill will always have a special place in my heart. I know what y’all are going through and wish I could help take the pain away. We will see him again. I love yall.

    Kathy and Bryan Whitson

  5. Sheena,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.

    …for the Lord shall be thine
    everlasting light, and the days
    of thy mourning shall be ended.
    Isaiah 60:20
    May you remember always
    that, for every sorrow,
    there is comfort…
    for every sadness,
    there is healing…
    for each loss–
    the promise of new life.
    With Sympathy,
    The Sluder Family
    Mike, Nancy, Chris and Holly

  6. Sheena, I am very sorry to hear of your families loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. If there is anything at all I can do for you, please let me know. God Bless you at this difficult time, and always!!

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It will take all of you to stay strong and help each other. Our family went through the very same thing 10 years ago and we understand how you are fealing. If you need anything please call.
    All are love and prayers,
    The Bradleys

  8. Dear Sheena,

    I am sorry to hear of the death of your father. We are praying for you and your family and we want you to know that we walk along side you and your family in these dark days. We serve a mighty God and He can lift you up in this time of mourning. I pray that our Lord will carry you and give you the peace and understanding that you need. May our condolences be with you but may the Lord’s hand be on you.

    Love in Christ,
    Michelle Gillespie and family


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