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Robert Henry Jones


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Robert Henry Jones

AGE: 92 • Frankford

Robert Henry Jones, age 92, of Frankford, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born in Snow Hill, MD son of the late Clifford C. and Lola (Pennewell) Jones. He was married to the love of his life, Carlene for 63 years.

Bobby moved to Frankford at the age of 17. He was a retired chicken farmer from "Buzzard's Glory". He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. George's United Methodist Church in Clarksville and a member of the church choir for 52 years. He was also a member and past president of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club with 48 years of perfect attendance; a life member of VFW Post #7234 at Quillen's Point, Ocean View; member of American Legion Post#24 in Dagsboro. He was a former County and State Officer for the Delaware Farm Bureau. Bobby was an umpire for Lower Sussex Little League in Roxana for 30 years.

"You got to be active in Life" said the 92 year old. "You don't want to sit back and let the world go by" as stated in the newspaper on January 12, 2016.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Elizabeth Richards, Edith Barton and Anne Rogers. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Carlene (Veser) Jones; daughter, Mechele Jones; son, Michael C. Jones and his wife Celeste P. Jones; three granddaughters, Hayley Brennan, Schylar Jones and Molly Brennan; and grandson, Derek Jones.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Frankford chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street in Frankford, where friends may call after 10:30 am. Burial will follow at St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bobby's memory to, St. George's UMC, 34281 Omar Rd, Frankford, DE 19945.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.mel sonfuneralservices.com.



Published in The News Journal on Feb. 18, 2016
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