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Robert Lee Jones

Male 1919 - 2006  (87 years)


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  • Name Robert Lee Jones  [1
    Born 1 May 1919  Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Church Affiliation Baptist Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Owner, Jones Flooring, Inc. 
    Residence 1920  Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 15 Aug 2006  Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 18 Aug 2006  Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY

      Pensacola News Journal
      August 17, 2006

      Robert L. Jones
      1919-2006

      Robert L. Jones, 87, of Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at home after struggling with severe pain. His wife, son and grandson were with him when he went home to be with Jesus.

      He was born in Century, FL May 1, 1919, to Frank M. and Mami Jones, the youngest of 9 children. He grew up in Bluff Springs, FL, graduated from Century High School and went into road construction work. He was called to service in the U.S. Army in 1941 and became a paratrooper, serving in the 509 Parachute Infantry from May 1941 to May 1945. His outfit was the first American unit to arrive in England. He participated in the Allied invasion of North Africa as well as combat operations in Sicily, Italy, France, Angio, Belgium and Germany. His final year of duty he served as a Master Sergeant Rigger. He commanded 100 men responsible for dropping food and medical supplies to stranded troops and was awarded a Bronze Star. He loved his outfit in the Army and enjoyed seeing his Army buddies at yearly reunions. He came home to Flomaton in 1945 where his parents were running Harts Hotel. There he met and married Myrtice Johnson of Flomaton. He bought the Top O' Hill in Brownsville in 1945. In 1950, he started Jones Floor Covering, which is now a 56 year old family business.

      He was a charter member of North Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Director, and President of the Brotherhood. He was a key partner in startinga mission with his pastor, Rev. Robert Martin, which is now known as Oak Haven Baptist Church. He was a member of East Brent Baptist Church for 30 years. He served in several positions as his health permitted.

      Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family deeply. He loved his employees and he loved people. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He never turned down anyone who needed help, was a great servant of his Lord and Savior, and was always eager to talk to anyone about Jesus.

      He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mami Jones; daughter, Suzanne Jones; six sisters, and two brothers.

    Person ID I1732  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 

    Father Frank J Jones,   b. 20 Apr 1888, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1951, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mammie Catlett,   b. 18 Aug 1878, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1949, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F0039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F0524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Veterans: World War II
    Veterans: World War II

  • Sources 
    1. [S013317] 1920 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida, ED , roll , page , image 881.

    2. [S391] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      Name: Robert Lee Jones
      Race: White
      Age: 21
      Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
      Birth Place: Bluff Springs, Florida, USA
      Birth Date: 2 May 1919
      Residence Place: Flomaton, Escambia, Alabama, USA
      Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
      Employer: Department Of Interior U S Government
      Weight: 160
      Complexion: Light
      Eye Color: Blue
      Hair Color: Brown
      Height: 6
      Next of Kin: Frank J Jones

    3. [S197] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2015).
      Name: Robert Lee Jones
      [Robert L Jones]
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 1 May 1919
      Birth Place: McDavid, Florida
      Death Date: 15 Aug 2006
      Father: Frank J Jones
      Mother: Mammie Wright
      SSN: 264147737
      Notes: Nov 1938: Name listed as ROBERT LEE JONES; 19 Aug 2006: Name listed as ROBERT L JONES