Robert Shelton “Bob” Jones

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Robert Shelton “Bob” Jones

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 14 May 2014 (aged 79)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 129861030 · View Source
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Robert Shelton Jones was born April 8, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Elsie Geraldyne (Shelton) Jones and Daniel Pryor Jones. He passed peacefully at home into the arms of his heavenly Father on May 14, 2014, with his family at his side.

Bob grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Classen High School in 1953. He attended both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, receiving his bachelor's degree from OU in 1955. In 1956, Bob married Ardeth Anne (Ainsworth) Jones and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage. In 1958, he was commissioned to the U.S. Navy and served our country with valor as a pilot until 1964, when he was honorably discharged. After stationed in Florida and Virginia, Bob and Ardeth settled in their hometown of Oklahoma City. Bob and Ardeth are members of Crossings Community Church of Oklahoma City.

Bob was a man of integrity with a quiet faith that truly motivated his actions. He was generous, caring, honest, trustworthy, loved laughter and was an extremely hard worker. He was an entrepreneur at heart and his endeavors ranged from a fledgling ice company in his twenties to multiple real estate investments and a small, successful manufacturing company. During his journey, he worked for 26 years as a national sales representative for Evyan Perfumes, Inc.

Bob and Ardeth loved to travel and saw much of the world. He instilled his sense of adventure in his family and loved to treat his children and grandchildren to fun and exciting trips over the years. He was a wonderfully loving and caring brother, dad, papa, granddad and great granddad, adored by his family.

He was preceded in death by by his parents, and his brother, Dan Jones. He is survived by his wife, Ardeth, three daughters, Dacia Jorgensen and her husband Greg, Julie Gilliland and her husband Kent, and Karen Phillpott and her husband Keith, 6 grandchildren, Meggie Nelson and her husband Clay, Ryan, Kevin and Emily Gilliland, and Kyle and Jenna Phillpott, one great grandchild, Carter Nelson, as well as his sisters, Luanah Courtney and Sharon Jones all of Oklahoma City, and several nieces and nephews.

Bob touched hundreds of lives over his years, was loved by many and had several close friends. His personality was infectious and he will be dearly missed by many. The family would like to thank Paula, Anna Marie and many others who lovingly cared for Bob day and night as he fought the illness that eventually overtook his earthly body.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held Monday, May 19 at Crossings Church at 14600 N. Portland at 10:00 A.M., with entombment immediately following at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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  • Maintained by: Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison
  • Originally Created by: JEF
  • Added: 15 May 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 129861030
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Shelton “Bob” Jones (8 Apr 1935–14 May 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 129861030, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison (contributor 47138259) .