February 5, 1932 - October 23, 2021
Robert Joseph “Bobby” Jones, Sr., age 89, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was born in Covington, LA, on February 5, 1932 to the late Edwin Anthony Jones, Sr. and Christine Baltzer Jones. Bob was the loving husband of the late Ola Jane Coats Jones. He is survived by his endearing companion, Helen Coats for 10 years. Bob was the beloved father of three children, his late son, Robert J. Jones, Jr., daughter, Terry Jones Moore Hoover (Darryl) and son Mike J. Windecker. He was the beloved grandfather of three grandchildren; his loving late grandson Archie “HERBIE” Moore, Jr., Benji J. Jones and Brandon Windecker; great grandfather of Camryn and Landon Jones, Ashleigh Josephine and Caleb Windecker, Braylon, Aubree, Jaci and Adelyn Moore. Bobby is also survived by his sister, Peggy M. Jones Crawford and sister-in-law, Cloyis Galloway Jones. Bobby was preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin A. Jones, Jr., Roland P. Jones, Maurice A. Jones, Charles A. Jones and his brother-in-law, W. Lindsey Crawford, Jr.; his sister-in-laws, Marie Potts Jones, Marjorie Curry Jones and Patsy Willis Jones. As a young boy growing up in old Covington, Bob was an entrepreneur. He built a sno-ball stand on wheels and would go up and down the avenues selling his shaved, icy, sweet treats in the summer. He was skilled at crafting colorful tissue kites, selling them to the local florist shop. He had a paper route and many evenings would come home with his fresh catch of river perch and catfish. Bob was a welder by trade with roots in Covington. He and his family also lived in Kenner, Illinois and Gonzales before returning to Covington to build a home near the Tchefuncte River. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing, boating, camping and gardening. He had a love for grafting camellias like his parents and siblings. The tradition continues in the family to this day. He loved trips to the Biloxi Gulf Coast to play the slots at the casino. The simplest things in life brought him great joy. Bob will be dearly missed by his family, nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W 21st Avenue, Covington, LA on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until service time. Entombment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 2280 West 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Robert Joseph “Bobby” Jones, Sr., age 89, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was born in Covington, LA, on February 5, 1932 to the late Edwin Anthony Jones, Sr. and Christine Baltzer Jones. Bob was the loving husband of... View Obituary & Service Information
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