Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to Representative Walter Jones. Rep. Jones served eastern North
Carolina's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 20 years. He will be funeralized Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Governor Cooper released the following statement on Sunday.
"I am grateful for the life and service of my longtime friend Congressman Walter Jones Jr. He was a public servant who was true to his convictions and who will be missed."
02.10.19 Richard Burr
North Carolina Mourns Loss of Rep. Walter Jones
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (NC-03):
“Brooke and I were terribly saddened to hear about Walter’s passing. Walter and I came to Washington together in 1995. Having worked alongside him for nearly 25 years, I can tell you without hesitation that he left North Carolina, Congress, and our country better places than he found them. Walter will be remembered as a man of strong principles, willing to take an unpopular stand when necessary. He was a hard-working and faithful public servant, and he will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with his family – may he rest in peace.”