2016-10-20 / Obituaries

Robert Jones, Sr.

Robert Allen Jones, Sr., 86, of Pickford, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016, at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.

He was born August 29, 1930, to Francis and Vida (nee Hall) Jones in Flat Rock.

Mr. Jones grew up in Illinois, where he was graduated from Oblong Township High School. He served in the United States Air Force in Korea.

He married Ivana Leach July 23, 1955, in Rudyard. They reared their children in Pickford, while he worked in maintenance and snow removal as a civilian employee at Kincheloe Air Force Base.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Pickford United Methodist Church, the VFW in Hessel and Brimley, and the American Legion in Pickford.

He loved riding and caring for horses. He owned a palomino stallion that he rode proudly with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Posse. Mr. Jones enjoyed watching RFD TV, deer hunting, and riding his snowmobile.

He is survived by his wife, Ivana Jones; three children and their families, Robert and Denise Jones of Lehigh Acres, Florida, Pauline and Rick Kasky of Cheboygan, and Roger and Carol Jones of Triangle, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Barbara Gatlin of Graford, Texas.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Welch and Sandra Beard, and a great-granddaughter, Madison Spencer.

No services are planned.

Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Bruce Township.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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