Mr. Bobby L. Jones
- July 10, 1923 - May 12, 2012
- Greenwood, Indiana
of Bobby's Passing
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“SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. I AM SURE HE WILL BE MISSED. WILL SAY A LITTLE PRAYER TONIGHT. GOD BLESS.
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“Vicki, Janet and Joyce: So sorry about the loss of Paw Jones. We have lots of great memories about him and your mom. They were both wonderful people....Read More »
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“I am holding you in my heart and thoughts. I know you will miss your Dad a lot.
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Bobby L. Jones, 88, of Greenwood died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Greenwood Village.
On July 10, 1923 in Whiteland Bob was born to Donald L. and Reba L. (Church) Jones. Bob attended Edinburgh schools for 10 years and graduated from Union Township High School.
A World War II Veteran, Bob attained the rank of Sergeant and was a Tank Commander. After basic training at Camp Swift in Texas he attended the army specialized training program in engineering at Texas A&M University. He served with troop F, 92nd cavalry reconnaissance squadron (mechanizes), 12th armored division as the "Mystery Division" of General Patton's U.S. 3rd army through the Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal and Presidential Unit
After leaving the service, he worked in Indianapolis at Switzers and retired in 1984 as a Packaging Engineer with RCA. In his retirement he worked for Saturn as a Car Courier with his brother, Jack, and enjoyed designing specialized tools and maps to do the job more efficiently than before. Bob loved his home and family, enjoyed his garden, woodworking and puttering in his shop. He was happiest solving problems and making life better through his innovative solutions. He touched those who knew him with his smile, his kind heart and helpful hand.
Survivors include his three daughters: Janet Baxter of Indianapolis, Joyce LaLonde of Greenwood, Vicki Jones of California; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Proceeding him in death are his parents; wife of 53 years: Thelma (Dillman) Jones who died in 1996; and his brother: Jack Jones.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel with interment following in Bluff Creek Cemetery with military graveside services. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 until 9 P.M. where memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans or to PeopleFirst Hospice.