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Robert Lee Jones

December 15, 1941 – December 4, 2023

Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Friday 5 to 7pm
December 15, 2023

Oxford Mt Zion Baptist Church
25215 Zion Rd,
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Saturday 12pm
December 16, 2023

Robert L. Jones was born on December 15th, 1941 the 3rd child of Howard and Clara B. Jones. Robert grew up in Caroline County and attended Caroline County Public Schools, graduating in June of 1959. After being employed in several local county businesses, he then decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. Robert’s military service took him to Germany and France where in Verdun, France he served in the 56th General Hospital as Senior Medical Technician. It was during this time that he had the opportunity to travel to other areas of Europe.

After serving his time in the military, he returned home to the United States, and resided in Washington, DC and gained employment at the Veterans hospital where he continued to work in the medical field. Realizing that city life was not his style of living, he returned to the peace and quiet of Caroline. It was at this time Robert dated and later married Julia Baylor on February 25, 1967. From this union they had two children, 1 son Remarius Martinic and 1 daughter Davia Lytrell.

As a civilian, his career began at Defense General Supply Center in Richmond as the Directorate of Storage and Transportation. During his employment at GDS he attended Richmond Technical Center to study air conditioning and refrigeration, and became a licensed mechanic. Hearing about an opening for an A/C and Refrigeration Mechanic at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Robert stepped out on his faith and applied for the position and after being interviewed, he was soon hired thereafter. Working hard in his field, Robert received many promotions but his highest promotion was when he became the building Inspector Supervisor of the entire base. After over 30 years of service in the Federal Government, Robert decided to retire in 1995. Realizing that he needed to be busy, he started working for a vending company, which allowed him to travel locally refilling the snacks and soda machines at Carmel Christian, Caroline Middle and High Schools, the department of Social Services, and La’Coles Hair Salon, just to name a few. Also working for Robert’s Wholesale Parts, delivering auto parts from Hanover to the Eastern Shore, and the Western parts of Virginia meeting new people along the way with many of them becoming good friends.

Robert was a dedicated member of Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a Trustee, and a member of the Unity and Sanctuary Choirs. Robert enjoyed singing and he especially loved singing one of his favorite songs, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” with his wife. And for many years, he would close out church services by striking up “Let the church say Amen”.

Robert was a hard worker. Not only did he uphold his job duties in Quantico, he often helped others within Caroline and surrounding counties fixing their Air Conditioners and Refrigerators. To balance out his work life, he found the time to socialize by being a part of the Ruther Glen Social Club. This organization held functions to raise money to help those in need. This was another way he was a part of giving back to his community. Robert also enjoyed Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Ping-Pong, Billiards, and his favorite sport, Baseball. In 1970, he became a member of the Virginia Royals Baseball Team for several years and was one of the best 1st basemen in the area. Not only did he play for the Virginia Royals, he also played with the Quantico Marine Corps Maintenance Team bringing home many Championship Trophies. Robert enjoyed playing the card games Spades, Tunk, Deuces, and Bid Whist with his sisters, brothers, and cousins. Robert, his brother Howard, and cousins Nelson and Henry Golden were called the Legends of Spades and Bid Whist. Another joy that Robert had was playing Dominos, Checkers, Uno, and the game of Trouble with his grandchildren and great nephew Joshua Jackson, as well as being their after-school babysitter.

Our dear Robert was preceded in death by his mother Clara B. Jones and father Howard L. Jones, Sr., his oldest sister Adelaide Ruth Smith, and his oldest brother, Howard L. Jones, Jr. Robert leaves to cherish his memories a loving, dedicated and devoted wife of 57 years and caregiver Julia B. Jones, two dedicated children, Remarius Martinic Jones, and Davia Lytrell J. Adamek and her loving husband Richard Adamek. Three loving grandchildren, Ezra M. Adamek, Remarius Martinic Jones II (RJ), and Ariana M. Adamek. Devoted siblings, Lelia Swanson, Earlene Malloy, Clarence Jones, Jacquelyn Jones, and Eulla Thomas. Six sisters in law, Virginia Jones, Catherine Jones, Lillian Thornton, LaVern Vaughn, Bessie Baylor, and Geraldine Baylor. Two brothers in law, Earl Thomas and Charles Thornton. Two Uncles, four Aunts. Twenty-one nieces and nephews, thirty-two great nieces and nephews, three great, great nephews and 1 great, great niece, and many cousins and friends.

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