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Bobbie (Bob) L. Jones
Bobbie (Bob) L. Jones, 70 of Lancaster, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday April 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 15, 1950 to the late Woodrow and Lorraine (Mullins) Jones of Clay, West Virginia. Bob was a 1968 graduate of Clay County High School. He was a very proud Veteran and served in the Vietnam War, and was a member of the 101st Airborne of the United States Army. He worked 34 years at Lucent Technologies, and most recently retired from Akzo-Nobel Coatings. He was a very dedicated and loving Foster Parent to many children. He was generous and always put others first. Bob loved to hunt, fish, watch The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed vacationing, shopping, and eating out with his family and friends. He was especially proud of his children.
Bob was a current member and Elder of Highlands Community Church, former member of the Gloryland Church of the Nazarene, and the Lancaster First Church of the Nazarene. He was a Sunday School teacher for many years, Sunday School Superintendent, Nazarene Youth International President, and worked in the youth programs within the church. He loved singing Southern Gospel Music and being a part of the Gloryland Trio.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years Kathy, children Mandy (Adam) Brannon of Urbana, Ohio, Emily (Becky) Jones, Joshua Jones, and William Jones, all of Lancaster, Ohio, and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Woody (Liz) Jones, of West Alexandria, Ohio, Fred (Etta) Jones of Lancaster, Ohio, and special nephews Scott Jones and Brian (Paula) Jones. He will be greatly missed by many close friends and his dog Sassy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Willard Jones, sister Karen (Jones) Pringle, sister Katherine Jones, special cousin Larry "Buzzie" Sanders, special aunt Mary (Jones) Sanders, and his very close friends Terry Peters, and Tom Stivison.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda, Ohio with Pastor Mark Reese and Pastor Jack Johnson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio. Friends and family may call Thursday 4-8 pm, and Friday 1 hour prior to the service.
A special thank you to his hospice nurse, Sherri, and aide Miranda. Your love and compassion got us through this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairhope Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
We met Bob years ago singing out on the road, he made an impression the first time we met. Then we attended church together for a period of time and that is a time we will always cherish. When Bob sang, it made everyone stop and take notice, not only could he sing but he sang with the spirit of God upon him. We know Bob will be greatly missed by so many but we also know that we will meet again one day!
To Kathy and the family, please know that we love you and you are in our prayers for peace and comfort at this time.
Rob and Karen
Karen Kirk Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
To Katy and family we send our deepest sympathy and prayers during this time. We had alot of good times at First Church and the dinners after services when we would go out with Tom and Cookie, Joy and Larry and the rest of the crew these were good times. We thought so much of Bob he would give you the shirt off his back to help you and a lot of fun to be around. Heaven has surely gained an angel and he and Tom can sing together again. God Bless you.
Kelly And Linda Agin and family Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
I remember Bob from First Church. He was always smiling and was always ready to talk or shake your hand.
Marsha Hitchens Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM
My condolences to the Jones family. Bobbie was a super man that I enjoyed being around.
James & Lora Sanders Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM
Bobbie was the best! I will miss him dearly. Always smiling, always laughing .. such a joy to be around.. fly high my friend
Julia Messick Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM
Bobbie and I were friends for many years at Att/ Lucent. I thought of him as my brother. At that time his daughter Emily was his pride and joy . He loved Kathy very much and talked often of them. I had my children too and he was like family. I only regret that we lost touch after we left the factory. He always was a man of faith and was kind to all. Never a frown always smiling and cheering us on. You are at peace now. Walk with Jesus hand in hand.i will miss you . God bless your family. Birtie and Butch
Birtie Floyd Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM
I remember the first day I met Bob & Kathy. I was doing some work around the front of our new house in River Valley Highlands and I saw Bob & Kathys van back out of the garage. I waved and Bob rolled his window down so I went over and introduced myself. Little did I know that over the years of being neighbors that we would soon become friends and eventually family. Bob & Kathy watched our kids grow up, they were there when Rich deployed twice to help me any time I needed it. I still have a plaque on my refrigerator Bob gave me that says Good morning, let the stress begin. He gave that to me when Brad was young, boy did he know my struggles. I smile and think of Bob every time I look at that plaque. We moved in 2016 after living next to Bob & Kathy for 17 years. Rich & I missed them so much but tried to stop in and visit every time we visited the kids in Lancaster. They even made it over here to Wheeling a few times to enjoy a shopping trip to the Highlands and wed meet up with them for dinner. Bob was a wonderful man , I will always miss him but I know hes no longer in pain and hes with his Heavenly Father. Rest In Peace Bob, I love you.
Samantha Tavernia Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM