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Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Monday, September 13th, 1937 Sunday, March 31st, 2019

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Obituary for Robert L. Jones

Robert L. Jones, 81, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Robert was born on September 13, 1937, in Eldorado, Illinois, to LaVern and Jessie (Goss) Jones.

He had served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Jones taught history at the Murphysboro High School. He later taught at Rend Lake College and retired from SIU-C, Building Services.

He enjoyed photography, cooking, exercising and reading. He loved the game Jeopardy and he wrote poetry.
He was a solid Democrat.

Robert married Pansy (Hall) on May 18, 1960, in Dowell, and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2017.

He is survived by two daughters Shelly (Donnie) Moutria of Murphysboro and Laura Jones of Marion;

six grandchildren Alesia (Logan) Beanland, a granddaughter, whom he had raised as a daughter, Donald, Robert, Dylan, Jaide, and Jessyca;

seven great grandchildren Jaxon, Lillie, Vivien, Kelton, Khloe, Zoey, and Ava;

and one brother Jack Jones of Newburgh, IN.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Charles and Larry Jones, one sister Shirley Webb, and his parents.

His body will be cremated.

There will be visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Murphysboro Food Pantry. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.

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    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
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    Friday, April 5th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Marilyn Tedeschi Wood

I was so sad to read in the SIU alumni magazine that Mr. Jones had passed away. He was my government teacher at Rend Lake College and a formidable Spades and Hearts player in the student lounge. Of all the teachers at Rend Lake, he is the one I remember always. He was smart, caring, funny and a wonderful teacher. On the first day of class he told us his name was Bob Jones and we could call him Bob or Mr. Jones or whatever we were comfortable with. Most of the time he’s was just “hey Jones”. Some of us were graced to share in his poetry, often written on a napkin or scrap of paper in the student lounge. His office was always open. He was a great
man. We are all better for knowing Mr. Bob Jones, give or take the Mr.
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