Robert A. "Bob" Jones, 90, died at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 16, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Lima to Kenneth Arthur and Minnie Roof Jones, who preceded her in death. On July 1, 1980, he married Joyce Shultz Jones, who died Aug. 27, 1997.
Mr. Jones retired from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant. He loved children and was always sharing stories about his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing cards. His favorite past times were reading The Lima News and being outdoors.
Survivors include five children, Laureda M. Priest, Anna M. Jones, Robert A. Jones Jr. II and Mary C. Jones, all of Lima, and Richard L. Jones, of South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Donna (Kevin) Cotterman, of North Baltimore, and Laurie Zickefoose, of Lima; and seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Florence Koch Jones and Elbeda Miller Jones Klett; two daughters, Diane Stebleton and Charlene K. Roby; two sons, Robert A. Jones Jr. I and Clarence H. Jones; and three sisters, Nina Reeder, Martha Roe and Pansy Roby.
Services will begin at noon Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Charles H. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.
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