Robert William Jones, 80, Camdenton, MO formerly of DeLand, IL, passed away at 1:45 PM June 23, 2013 at Windsor Estates, Camdenton, MO. Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trigg & Calvert DeLand Chapel, DeLand, IL with Pastor Rick Morrow officiaiting. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #102, DeLand, IL.
Mr. Jones was born on Nov. 18, 1932 in Urbana, IL, the son of Wilbur R. and Marie Benefiel Jones. He married Eloise Mitchell on Sept. 27, 1968 in DeLand, IL. She passed away on Aug. 31, 2005.
Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Morrow and her husband Terry of Camdenton, MO; son, Mike Mitchell of Camdenton, MO; 5 grandchildren, Chad Mitchell and family of Sullivan, IL, Chris Morrow and family of Independence, MO, Valerie Mitchell of Monticello, IL, Rick Morrow and family and Jared Morrow and family both of Albuquerque, NM. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sons.
He graduated from Urbana High School in 1950.
Bob was a US Army and National Guard veteran, retiring after 25 years of service to his country as a First Sergeant. He also was a retired Electrician from IBEW Local #601 in Champaign, IL. He was a 60 year member of the American Legion
Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com