Bobbie Jones

Bobbie Jones

DAVENPORT — Bobbie Joe Jones, 78, of Davenport, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, at Manor Care Utica Ridge surrounded by his family.

Private family services were held Monday at The Runge Mortuary.

Bobbie was born March 25, 1935, in Milan, Mo., son of Eldon and Beulah (Harris) Jones. He married Mary Lee Chavis, Aug. 14, 1956, in Davenport.

Bobbie was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in the U.S. Army Antiaircraft Artillery, Norfolk, Va. He was a lieutenant with the Davenport Fire Department and later owner and operator of Jones Pilot Car Service. Bobbie was a Golden Glove Boxing Champion of Kansas City, Mo., in 1952. He was leader of The Jones Family Band for many years on the local live music scene. He enjoyed spending time with his family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his former wife, Mary Chavis Jones, of Davenport; his children, Anthony (Susan) Jones, of Eldridge, Michael Jones, of Davenport, Jeffrey Scott (Michelle) Jones, of Davenport and Bobbi Jo Jones (Scott Runge), of Davenport; his grandchildren Amy, Chad, Jessica, Jade, Jacey, Maleah, Lynze. Laci, Megan, Margaret, Ryan, Nikki, Austin, Devon, Mason, Alyssa and Aaliyah; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Mary Ann Richards.

Online condolences can be left at

Funeral Home

The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 391-6202

Published in The Robesonian from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014