Muncie- Robert J. Jones, 75, passed away Monday morning, February 18, 2019, unexpectantly at the emergency room of the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born on, November 14, 1943, in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois, the son of Robert William Monroe Jones and John A. and Grace (Patton) Jones-Parker.
Robert finished his education while serving in the United State Army during the Viet Nam War Era. Mr. Jones had worked at various places throughout Delaware County, most recently for the Royerton School District as a Custodian having served them for 23 years prior to his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post #387 of Gaston and he was a member of the “Tea Party”. Robert enjoyed fishing especially at the Muncie and Mississinewa Reservoirs with his daughters and grandchildren. Mostly, he loved just spending time with those whom he loved.
Survivors include his two daughters, Traci Rhoden (husband-Shaun), Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Tammi Dorsey (husband-Ross) Siloam Springs, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, Ashly Pettinger (husband-Kevin), Dakota Rhoden and Kyle Rhoden (wife-Phoebie), Madi Dorsey, Hailey Dorsey and Hunter Dorsey; 2 great grandchildren, Skylar and Braelynn; former spouse, Joyce (Schirmer) Jones- Rumple.
Committal services will be held at the Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana. Military honors will be rendered by the Delaware County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made Siloam Springs High School Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Robert J. Jones at 700 N. progress Ave. Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.