Rest in Peace: Congressman Walter B. Jones Has Passed Away

NC-03 – After battling an illness for months, Congressman Walter B. Jones died on his birthday, Sunday, February 10. He was 76 years old.

We wrote about the legacy of Congressman Jones on his birthday, but in remembrance of the laudable representative from Eastern North Carolina his office made the following statement:

“After faithfully representing the people of Eastern North Carolina in Congress and the state legislature for over 34 years, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) passed away this afternoon in Greenville, North Carolina.  He was 76.  

Congressman Jones was a man of the people.  With a kind heart and the courage of his convictions, he dedicated his life to serving his Savior and to standing up for Americans who needed a voice. He was a champion for our men and women in uniform and their families, always mindful of their service and sacrifice. 

Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity.  He was never afraid to take a principled stand.  He was known for his independence, and widely admired across the political spectrum.  Some may not have agreed with him, but all recognized that he did what he thought was right. 

He will be sorely missed.”   

Sorely missed, indeed. Congressman Jones touched a lot of lives during his quarter century of being a voice of principle for the people of the Third District. Everyone who knew, or had the pleasure of meeting him, got the same impression – he was a kind man of integrity, dedicated to his constituents and the values that make the Eastern North Carolina, and America, such a great place.

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