Robert Lee Jones was born on October 12, 1937 to Frederick Charles and Isabelle Jane Jones. He was the first of 6 children. Robert, affectionately known as Bob, was married 4 times. His first wife was Linda Bly Laymon with whom he fathered 3 children: James Bennett Jones, Judi Anne (Jones) Niemela and Todd William Jones. His second wife was Deanna Elaine Evanko who had 6 children of her own. His third wife was Veda Lindsey and his fourth and last wife was Emmie Stanley. Robert is survived by his sister, three brothers, his two children Judi Niemela and Todd Jones, three grandchildren and a great grandson. Bob loved to watch baseball games, and enjoyed bowling when he was younger. He always enjoyed visiting new places and meeting new people. He was a member of Toastmasters and the Elks Lodge, as well as being very active in his local Senior Center and his Church. In 1961 Robert was drafted into the United States Army serving active duty until 1963. He retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1997 from the Army Reserve. Bob will be missed by many and never forgotten.
Remember me with smiles not tears,
For all the joy through all the years.
Recall the closeness that was ours,
A love as “Sweet”as fragtant flowers.
Don’t dwell on the thoughts that cause you pain,
We’ll see each other once again.
I am at peace… try to believe,
It was my time… I had to leave.
But “what a view” I have from here,
I see your face, I feel you near,
I follow you throughout the day,
You’re not alone along the way.
And when God calls you…you will be,
Right by my side…right here with me.
Till then, I’ll wait by Heaven’s door,
We’ll be united…evermore!
We love you, Dad.
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