By Captain Demetrio Villarreal, Watsonville Corps Officer
We are saddened by the news that William "Bill" Jones passed away on Tuesday. On behalf of The Salvation Army, our condolences go out to the many people in Watsonville who had the privilege of knowing Bill.
I first met Bill about 10 months ago. My earliest memory of him is that he liked to have fun and would joke around with people when visiting The Salvation Army shelter or when he would join us for dinner. Not many people had the opportunity to get to know Bill, but what I learned in my short time of knowing him is that he was a genuinely nice man: always grateful for the help and support that we offered him. Later this week, will be hold a private memorial so those who knew him can honor Bill's life.
He will be missed.