WALDOBORO – William H. Jones, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta. He was born March 17, 1925, in Jefferson, a son of Melvin and Ethel Jones. Bill grew up in Jefferson and attended local schools. He worked at Bath Iron Works prior to enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He was in the armed guard that protected merchant ships. He started cutting Christmas trees for Percy Moody and was asked by Percy if he would like to join Moody’s Diner as a cook. Bill cooked for 45 years and became a co-owner in 1992. He retired in the late 1990s. While cooking at Moody’s Diner, Bill and his wife, Nellie, Percy’s daughter, also ran Moody’s Island Campground and Moody’s Cabins for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Waldoboro, Charles C. Lilly American Legion Post No. 149 and Soule-Shuman VFW, Waldoboro. He was a graduate of the adult education program at Medomak Valley High School, Class of 1975. He was a former selectman of Waldoboro. Bill enjoyed listening to his police scanner, playing solitaire, talking on his CB radio, and tinkering on his Model A and other projects. Bill enjoyed people and especially playing and spoiling his grandchildren. He also enjoyed giving some of his grandchildren driving lessons. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nellie Moody Jones, in 2005; brothers, sisters and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Jones of Waldoboro; daughters, Rebecca Little of Waldoboro and Patricia Caldwell of Hermon; sons, Robert Jones of Waldoboro and Barry Jones of Waldoboro; stepchildren, Lorraine Boren of Rhode Island and Arnold Danforth of Freeport; brother, Bruce Jones of Portsmouth, R.I.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Waldoboro. Pastor John Vermilion, Pastor Mike Peterson and the Rev. Bob Bellows will officiate. A reception will be held after at the church with a committal service 4 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Jefferson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Waldoboro Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.