William 'Wild Bill' Bacil Jones of Laramie Wyoming and Easton Kansas passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
William ‘Wild Bill’ Bacil Jones of Laramie Wyoming and Easton Kansas passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
He was born to William and Frances Jones on October 10, 1945 in Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming.
Bill graduated from Torrington High School in 1964 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from the University of Wyoming. While he was in college, he met his wife Susan Barnard of Evanston and they were married on August 26, 1967. Throughout the years while raising a family, Bill worked for Control Data, the National Engineering Laboratory, and the University of Wyoming where he retired in 2006 as an Associate Director of Information Technology. In 2010, Bill and Susan moved to Easton Kansas to be closer to family. Bill loved his family, riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing, helping others, welding, and listening to Rock. He was a ‘great’ grandpa and a trusted handyman that was loved so very much and will be missed by so many.
Bill was a Master Mason, member of Torrington Lodge No. 29 A.F. & A.M. of Wyoming and Past Associate Grand Guardian of Wyoming for Job’s Daughters. As a Mason, he impacted the lives of many young men and women throughout the state of Wyoming in Demolay and Job’s Daughters. He was also a Patriot Guard Rider, a member of ABATE of Wyoming and Kansas, and the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife Susan, son Richard (Julie) of Keller, Texas, daughter Keira (Jerry) of Easton, Kansas, seven grandchildren, eight sibling-in-laws, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. A Love and Remembrance Dinner for Bill will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 for family and friends in Leavenworth, Kansas. A service will occur in the summer in Wyoming.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bikers for Babies, The Fisher House or Wounded Warriors in his name.