Robert Keith “Bob” Jones

Jun 15th, 1954 - Apr 3rd, 2018

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Apr. 6th, 2018 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Apr. 6th, 2018 11:00 AM

Burial:

Rose Hill Cemetery

Fri, Apr. 6th, 2018

Robert Keith “Bob” Jones

Marion- Robert Keith “Bob” Jones, 63, of Marion, passed away at 2:54 AM, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Bob was born on June 15, 1954 in Marion to Israel and Anna Mae (Griffin) Jones. He married Earlie J. Buchanan on June 26, 1999 at Paul’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Marion.

He was retired from Jones Construction in Marion where he worked as a road construction laborer for many years. He was a Christian and a member of the Laborers Union in Marion. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served as past worshipful master.

He was a hardworking man who enjoyed travelling, grilling in his back yard with friends and family and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

Survivors include-
Wife- Earlie Jones of Marion
Daughters- Renee Mitchell of Johnston City
Serena Buchanan of Marion
Sons- Tony Gray and wife Karen of Carpentersville, IL
Robert Keith “Toby” Jones, Jr of Indiana
Nine grandchildren:
Kristi Murphy of Carterville
Levelle Simon of Marion
Trevor Cosby of Desoto
Sebastin Ellis of Marion
Tyler Gray, Ethan Gray and Justin Robert Gray of Carpentersville
Wyatt Jones and Madison Jones of Indiana
Five great grandchildren
Sisters- Kathy Jones and Kim Jones of Milwaukee, WI
Brothers- Ronnie Jones of Milwaukee, WI, William Jones of Marion, and Tony Jones and wife Donna of Dyersburg, TN
Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter- Ebony Simon and brother- Israel Jones, Jr.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 6, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Virgil Walton will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Friday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Masonic rites will be performed at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Chris C

    From: , Michigan

    Date: April 4, 2018

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • Guest: Andrew Allen

    From: Boca Raton, Florida

    Date: April 4, 2018

    My condolences to the Jones family. Every time I saw him he would say “how are you doing Richard” I would answer, but it would crack me up every time. May God continue to be with you all during this great loss.

  • Guest: COOKIE JONES

    From: FLINT, Michigan

    Date: April 4, 2018

    LOVE ALL OF YOU. THERE IS NOTHING TO HARD FOR GOD. JUST HOLD ON AND DONT LET GO OF HIS HAND. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY.
    I WILL MISS YOU MY COUSIN BOB. I WILL MISS COMING TO YOUR HOUSE TO EAT BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL EAT REAL GOOD. WHEN I CAME TO MARION I HAD FUN TALKING WITH YOU AND YOUR WIFE. SENDING LOVE ALL THE WAY FROM FLINT, MICHIGAN

    COOKIE

  • Guest: Jones Excavating. George and Mary

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2018

    Earlie, our thoughts and prayers will be with you. During this time of sorrow it is difficult to look into the future. Try to remember and cherish the memories of the times you and Bob had together. Bob was always a wonderful employee. He always had a smile on his face when he would come into the office . He always made it a point to say hello and ask about George if he hadn’t seen him that day. Just hold onto the memories of good times and your faith in God to get through this time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Melanie stefan

    From: , Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2018

    To Kim Jones and family, I am so sorry fir your loss.
    Melanie Stefan

  • Guest: Joe & Ann

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2018

    Earlie sorry for your loss. Joe & I are praying for you and your family.
    JOE & ANDREA MARSHALL

  • Guest: Clyde Lacy

    From: Pasco , Washington

    Date: April 5, 2018

    To Earlie and the family so sorry for Bob’s passing stick together as a family and your faith wish I could be there but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Jamie Johnson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2018

    To the family i will be praying for your loss. And to let you know i will never forget all good times i had back in day being around Bob. May God bless you all. Again i send my deepest condolences to all.

  • Guest: June Hall

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 6, 2018

    To Earlie,and the family my thoughts and prayers are with you.I am so sorry for your loss.May God bless you all.

  • Guest: Charles Smith (Fats)

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 6, 2018

    Earlie I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great inspiration to me always friendly and very strong. God Bless. Praying for you and family.

  • Guest: Susan

    From: , Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2018

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. And while it may have been hard saying goodbye to Bob, be comforted in knowing that in God’s due time, he will forever eliminate all suffering on earth including death, as expressed in this video:

    https://vimeo.com/262001796

  • Guest: Bernard

    From: , Illinois

    Date: April 11, 2018

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. And while it may have been hard saying goodbye to Robert, be comforted in knowing that in God’s due time, he will forever eliminate all suffering on earth including death, as expressed in this video:

    vimeo.com/263769332