Bobby Gene Jones

Bobby G. Jones, 73, of Simpsonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 while at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Laurens County, South Carolina, on September 29, 1945, Bobby was the fourth child of the late Bravell L. and Margaret Little Jones. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margarette Jones McLean and brother, Lee Jones Jr.

He became a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church, Enoree, South Carolina, at an early age and received the foundation of his love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was educated in Spartanburg County Public Schools and a 1963 graduate of New Bethel High School, Woodruff, South Carolina. He enrolled at Denmark Area Trade School, Denmark, South Carolina and received a certificate in Auto Mechanics. He joined the Navy in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1971 as an E-5. He also served in the S.C. Army National Guard for 5 years and was a member of the American Legion in Rock Hill and Woodruff. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

He was last employed with Belden Wire and Cable, Ft. Mill, South Carolina, before becoming self-employed for 14 years as a Quality Engineer Consultant, under his Company’s Name, PDQ-Progress Demands Quality.

He served as a Deacon at First African Missionary Church, Vidalia, Georgia and Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

He leaves, to cherish his memories, his wife Pat; sons, Randal and Tony (Kimberly); grandchildren Devin, Jordan, Jazmyn and Kyle; a sister, Lular Jones; brothers, Rainey (Betty) Jones, Porter (Ann) Jones and Alfred Jones; sisters and brother-in laws, Alsie Jones, Ricky (Betty) Bolden, Barbara Bolden, Debbie (Lee) Thomas, and Luther Bolden; and many cousins and friends.

“A special Thank You to Bob’s Classmates of 1963 who were pillars of strength to me.”

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Cannon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Cannon Memorial Park with military honors.

The family will receive friends briefly, starting at 10:30 AM, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to: The Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29615.

Condolences to the family of Bobby Gene Jones

  • Geraldine Simmons
    5 years ago

    Until we meet again my friend. Thank you for the 68 years of wonderful memories we shared. 💕

  • Charlie Mae Gilliam
    5 years ago

    You have my deepest sympathy. Because of prior engagements I will be unable to attend the funeral. Love you all.

  • patricia jones
    5 years ago

    Words cannot express the deep sorrow I felt about the passing off my friend Mr Bob. My thoughts are with you Mrs, Pat , today and always. Love You Mrs Jones. With Sympathy .

  • Queen DeGraphenreid
    5 years ago

    To Pat and Jones Family.
    I am so pleased to have known and shared the life and spirit of such a great man and spirit over 60 years. Even happier that I had the opportunity to share in his last moments on this side, but my love lives on.
    Queen DeGraphenreid- Class ‘63

  • We are truly Sadden to learn of the death of Bobby Jones truly a loved one. As Numbers 23:19 reminds us - ”God is not a mere man who tells lies, nor a son of man who changes his mind. When he says something, will he not do it? When he speaks, will he not carry it out?” Everything God has promised will come true, and he has promised that soon now, He will “swallow up death forever.”(Isaiah 25:8.) Although your grief is heavy now, by means of the resurrection (John 5:28, 29) you will gain joy again!! My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Jackie Burden
    5 years ago

    Richard and I are so saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mary Bland
    5 years ago

    To: Pat and the Jones Family so sorry for your loss. We will be holding you and your family up in prayer.

  • Grace Adams
    5 years ago

    Pat, Ray and I pray your heart is filled with beautiful memories. Losing a husband is often a very difficult experience for those who are left; however, we know where Bob is: at that great reunion in heaven. His earthly duties are finished, and we will see him again. Sorry I can’t be with you during this time. May God continue to lift you and comfort you. Cousin, Dr. Hattie Grace and Ray Adams

  • Michael Upton
    5 years ago

    The PdM CE/MHE team is sorry for your loss and lifts up family and friends in prayer for God’s strength and comfort.

  • Deborah
    5 years ago

    I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Bob passing. What a lovely and dear man he was.
    My family and I held a very special place in ours hearts for Bob and Pat. Thanks so very much for sharing your lives with us. Pat remember we are here for you and we love you💕. Deborah , Denise, Rasheed, and Makhala

  • Deborah
    5 years ago

    I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Bob passing. What a lovely and dear man he was.
    My family and I held a very special place in ours hearts for Bob and Pat. Thanks so very much for sharing your lives with us. Pat remember we are here for you and we love you💕.

  • I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. Even though the sting of death is hard to deal with for your family right now, the Bible gives each and every one of us the reassuring hope found at John 11:25, where Jesus promises us the resurrection which he talked about demonstrated while he was on the Earth. This scripture allows us to see that death is not permanent and that soon you will be able to see your beloved family member again. Even though Bobby is asleep in death right now he is no longer suffering the effects of cancer and when he wakes up he will be in perfect health, living on a fully cleansed Earth and waiting to welcome back family and friends with open arms. I hope these words from the Bible provide you with Comfort at this most difficult of times.

  • Carol Durham
    5 years ago

    To Pat and the Jones Family:

    I extend to you my heartfelt sympathy and my prayers. I will never forget Bobby’s twinkling eyes and his broad smile. A kind and gently man, he brought joy and comfort into the lives of those he touched.

    As the poet wrote, “One short sleep past, we wake eternally and death shall be no more. Then death, though shalt die.

  • jamie holmes
    5 years ago

    Im soo sorry to hear of Mr.Jones passing. I worked at St Francis & notice I haven’t seen him. Praying for the family!

  • Häuser
    3 years ago

    We are so sad to hear from Lynn, that Bob has died.
    We often think of the time in Anderson while he was working in the Michelin Plant and we lived together at the Country Club.
    Love to you Pat and your family

    Wolfgang and Karin Häuser from Germany

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