Robert Eugene "Bob” Jones, 81, of Eldorado, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.
He was born in Hardin County on Sept. 24, 1931, to the late Garcia and Stella (Smock) Jones. Bob joined the Navy at 19 and was a service to the country and his navy branch for 19 years. During that 19 years of service he met Sarah Abrahams and they were united in marriage. They have a son Charles Anthony Jones; a daughter Katherine Eugina (Jones) Long; and a granddaughter Allison May Jones. He is also survived by his brothers, James L. Jones of Golconda and Johnnie W. Jones of Rosiclare; and a sister, Linda Fitzpatrick of Harrisburg.
In 1970 he retired from the Navy and he and his family moved back to Illinois where he worked for Sahara Coal Co. until they shut down.
He was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Sue Martin.
It was his wish to be cremated and there will not be any public services. Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado is handling arrangements.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net