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WILLIAM 'Billy' ASBURY JACKS, SR.

April 30, 1940 November 19, 2011
WILLIAM 'Billy' ASBURY JACKS, SR.
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Obituary for WILLIAM 'Billy' ASBURY JACKS, SR.

William Asbury Jacks, Jr. was born to the late Thelma Jacks and the late Rudolf Costello Jones, Sr. on April 30, 1940 at the Calvert County Hospital. William, also known by many as “Billy” attended the Calvert County School System where he was a star athlete in many sports. After his schooling, William held jobs at the Denton Oyster House, doing construction for Associated Builders, where he was a part of the team that installed the swinging pendulum at the Smithsonian Institution, of which he was very proud. William was a Union Labor Foreman with Local 832 as well as a member of the Carroll Victoria Lodge 71 and even helped his late father-in-law in the tobacco fields. He worked for several different companies at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant from 1968 until his retirement in 2002. On November 22, 1958, William married Betty Lou Willett. From this marriage came seven children. William and Betty enjoyed their loving relationship for 52 years and 362 days before his passing. William and Betty joined the Greater Mount Zion Church the spring of 2003. William enjoyed many activities to include fishing, hunting, playing cards, especially spades, watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and watching sports on TV. He also coached the Prince Frederick Babe Ruth Baseball Team in which some of his sons played. William was a proud member of The Adelina Foxes Softball Team, the 35 and over League with The Frying Pan Restaurant, The Calvert Cliffs Softball Team. His proudest accomplishment (other than his children) was playing for the C.C. Tigers Baseball Team. Yes, William really enjoyed his ball games! He enjoyed the many bonds that he made with the gentlemen on these teams as well as his many co-workers throughout his years and these friendships are still strong today. He was preceded in death by his stepmom, Theo Marie Jacks Jones; brothers, Paul Elliot Hicks and Rudolph Costello Jones, Jr. William leaves to cherish to his memory his loving and caring wife, Betty, his children, Darlene (Gregory), William Jr. “Billy” (Carla), Michael (Sharon), Timothy, Gerald, Tyrone, and Carlene; sisters, Lena Mae Jones, Gloria Ann Wallace, Barbara Eleanor Jones, and Paulette Regina Parker; brothers, Steven Maurice Hicks, Joseph Rayfield Jones, William Edward Jones, and Lorenzo Thomas Jones; Aunt Carolyn Chew, who was like a mother to him; Brothers-in-law, Milton, Sylvester, James Richard, Clarence, Caulton, Paige, and Arnold; Sisters-in-law, Shirley, Elver, Jane, Bessie, Vanessa, Alberta, Vonda, and Susan; ten grandchildren, nine great grand children and a multitude of friends and church family.

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Visitation

Friday

25

Nov

6:00 PM 11/25/2011 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/25/2011 8:00:00 PM
Greater Mt. Zion Church

3170 German Chapel Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Mt. Zion Church
3170 German Chapel Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

26

Nov

10:00 AM 11/26/2011 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/26/2011 11:00:00 AM
Greater Mt. Zion Church

3170 German Chapel Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Mt. Zion Church
3170 German Chapel Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Nov

11:00 AM 11/26/2011 11:00:00 AM
Greater Mt. Zion Church

3170 German Chapel Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Mt. Zion Church
3170 German Chapel Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Southern Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

10155 Ward Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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