Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Dies On 76th Birthday

Lamar Ellis
February 14, 2019

Jones represented North Carolina's 3rd District - including the Outer Banks and several military installations - for 24 years.

A statement from Jones' office said he passed away Sunday afternoon in Greenville.

Last month it was announced Jones was in hospice care after breaking his hip.

Whitehurst Jones has largely stayed out of the spotlight despite her husband's public job. "My condolences to Jo Anne and the Jones family". "We are better having known you".

"I didn't come up here [to Congress] to seek power or to get a chairmanship", he told Mother Jones in 2006. His office shared a list of bills that he had co-sponsored aimed at protecting the unborn. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Ashley Jones has spent some of her professional career working in government like her father.

Jones's death leaves two of North Carolina's 13 congressional seats empty.

"Walter Jones was a man of decency, honor, and upstanding moral character", Hayes said.

"Renee and I join so many of our fellow North Carolinians in mourning the passing of my friend Congressman Walter Jones". The house was built in 1972 and has a current market value of $172,534.

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Jones had battled a multiple illnesses recently and was granted a leave of absence from Congress late previous year after missing House votes since September.

A previous statement said "Congressman Walter B. Jones' (NC-3) health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week". He entered hospice care on January 26.

"Congressman Jones was a man of the people".

The Republican lawmaker was also a man of faith, dedicating his life to serving his savior, Jesus Christ, and to standing up for Americans who needed a voice, for the military and for their families.

"Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity", a statement from his office said. Instead of rationalization or doubling down, he devoted much effort to understanding the tragic mistake the entire nation had made and to seeing how such mistakes could be avoided in the future. But Jones deserves recognition and tribute for reasons that all Americans, including ones who would have disagreed with him on many issues, ought to appreciate.

Representative Walter Jones from North Carolina (R) refers to legislation calling upon the Bush Administration to produce a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., U.S. June 16, 2005. Behind them is a poster board with photographs of soldiers killed while serving in Iraq. "And it's very special to me because it goes back to my regretting that I voted to go into the Iraq war".

Jones, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1995, was at one point a vocal supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The next year, Jones' misgivings about the war blossomed into full-fledged opposition to it and similar foreign interventions after he attended the funeral for a Marine who was killed in Iraq.

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