Robert Byrnes Jones, 85, Bradenton, FL, formerly of Auburndale and Lakeland, FL, died May 22, 2014 due to heart failure..
Robert was Army veteran serving during Korea. After his military service moved to Florida and started his career in hospital administration as the Assistant Administrator at the Holiday Hospital in Orlando, Administrator of the Morrow Memorial hospital in Auburndale, and Polk General in Bartow. Then in 1974 he moved to Manatee County to serve as the Administrator for L.W. Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, 45 days after it opened.
Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Ann (McIrvin) Jones of Bradenton, two dear daughters;Kathy (Wesley) Nall of Auburndale, FL, Suzanne Anderson of Columbia, SC, five precious grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
A celebration of Robert's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the Auditorium at Freedom Village in Bradenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 A.M. Monday, May 26, 2014 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bradenton. Interment will be Tuesday in Leesburg, FL.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to either Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, memorialdonation@JDRF.
org or the Memorial Scholarship Program at Freedom Village in his memory.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Bob will always be remembered by his loving family for sharing his faith, love and excitement for life with all those around him.
Published in Ledger from May 25 to May 26, 2014