Billy Leon Jones


Billy Leon Jones went to ride the range with his Lord and Savior on December 15, 2018. He was born on October 12, 1937 to Robert Lee and Opal (Scott) Jones in Tailholt, Oklahoma. Bill attended Lost City Elementary and went on to graduate from Tahlequah High School.

He married Nancy Elizabeth Reamy on March 24, 1959 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They would have shared 60 years of life and marriage together. He had a long successful career in the horse industry. He started shoeing horses as a young man. He was well sought after as a Farrier for over 40 years. Bill shod horses on race tracks as far as Pompano, Florida, New York, Denver, CO, and Iowa. One of Bills favorite jobs was working for Joe Don Eaves at the Tulsa Stockyards for 10 years. Bill also had several other jobs through the years that kept him a little closer to home. He was employed at the Lost City School as a bus driver and janitor from 1961-1989. He was also an iron worker for Bennett Steel. He sat on the LREC Board and was a member of the Coon Hunters Association. Bill loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. Bill touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Floyd Jones and Gary Jones; and his sister Shirley Jones.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years Nancy Jones of the home; his children Jequeta Jones and husband Jake of Beggs, OK, Teena Barnes and husband Darrell of Tahlequah, and Kelli Fielden of Tahlequah; 8 grandchildren Tenisha and Jason Hess, Tyler Forrest, Kendra Beaver, Kamie Beaver, Keia Beaver, Tande Beaver and Cameron Fielden,; 14 great grandchildren Jada Hess, Hailee Hess, Trenton Hess, Caleb Hess, Ryan Hess, Taylor Foster, Tylee Forrest, Dakya Foster, Aiden Longan, Kenleigh Beaver, Blakely Clark, Izabella Garrett, Kynnington Beaver and Kaze Faglie. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.
Published on December 19, 2018
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