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William Jonas

William Warren "Bill" Jonas

Wednesday, October 30th, 1940 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Mr. William Warren "Bill" Jonas, age 79, of Covington, died at his residence. He was the husband of Rebecca Belma Thompson Jonas.
Mr. Jonas was born October 30, 1940 in Ivanhoe, the son of the late Payton W. Jonas and Mary Ellen Davis Jonas. A lifetime member of this community, he was a graduate of Dunlap High School and Emory and Henry College. Following college, Bill was employed as a teacher and coach in the local school systems where he was beloved by several generations of students. Also, Mr. Jonas was a retirement advisor with Virginia Retirement Specialists as well as the owner of Bill’s Sports Center for eight years. Bill was a member of Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Alleghany Highlands Kiwanis Club where he served as treasurer for many years.
Mr. Jonas is survived by two sons, William Alexander Jonas and fiancé, Meridith McGarrity of Gaithersburg, MD and Terrance “Toby” Steven Jonas and wife, Lisa of Clifton Forge; four grandchildren, Spencer Hadley Jonas, Claire Madeline Jonas, Trevor Mason Jonas and Haley Brianna Jonas; brother, Eddie Jonas and wife, Sandra of Bristol; “Cousin-Brother”, Gary Ratcliffe and wife, Debbie of Hot Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Sung Yoo officiating. Entombment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Rick Downer, Chris Rice, Greg Vess, Gary Whitehead, Tom Gross and Gary Rice.
The family will receive friends on Friday morning from 11:30 A.M. until time of service at the church.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Alleghany Highlands Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 902, Covington VA 24426.
Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home;
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Susan Knick

Posted at 04:56pm
With heartfelt sympathy to the family; especially Toby & Lisa. I am so sorry I was out of state and unable to pay my respects in person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Batten

Posted at 10:37am
Jonas family, my prayers are with you as you go through this very emotional time. I had you father as my high school football coach for 2 years and also as a friend for many years following my high school days. Your father was loved by many in our community, and especially the school system. He led our coaching staff and team to the playoffs my jr.year. Those memories I'll remember forever. He instilled many values of life into many young men. Your family should be proud of that!! Pride, something he was full of!! COLT PRIDE FOREVER !! God Bless Your Family

Andre' Obendorfer

Posted at 02:02pm
Dear Bill and Family,
Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this most difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Rebecca Rhea

Posted at 04:09pm
Billy and Toby, I am so sorry that I will not be able to come to the service on Friday. I will be at Zane's house in Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving. I just saw your dad in Kroger's last week. We just said hello, how are you and went on our way. I was in a hurry and it looked like he was too. I regret not stopping and chatting for a few minutes. Your mom and dad have been dear friends since the 1960s. I remember many an after game party with your mom and dad. Your dad handled my annuity. He gave me great advice that has made my life easier now. Your mom was a hoot. I loved being around her. She had this dry humor. She would start telling me about an event and I would be laughing so hard by the end of the story. Your mom and I used to call each other and talk about our soap operas. That was when we were both home with little kids. Your mom knew everybody. I told her once that I had lived here all my life and I did not know as many people as she did. At that time she had only lived here about 10 years. As you well know your mom and dad were special people and meant a lot to this community. Their contribution was much, in time and talent. They will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to you and your families. I know this is difficult but remember this entire community is grieving with you.
Much love, Becki Rhea

Dennis Baugh

Posted at 02:41pm
From the Kiwanis family, thank you Bill for all you have done. You will truly be missed. Our thoughts go out to your family and the Allegheny Highland Kiwanis Club.

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