Harry William and Faye Ellen (Franklin) Jones were blessed with a boy, Robert Wayne Jones, born on June 23, 1936 in San Angelo, TX. Being one of five siblings, Bob grew up with a competitive nature. It was displayed through his athletic ability in many sports during high school and college, as he was known to be the “Big man on campus.” Bob graduated from Adams State College in 1959, and shortly after was drafted into the United States Army and served in Germany for two years before being honorably discharged.
Upon returning from Germany, Bob married the love of his life, Velda Dene (Hohensee) on December 15, 1962. They spent 33 wonderful years together, until Velda’s passing in 1996. Bob moved to Enid, OK shortly after and was an active member in the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was known to have a big heart, willing to help anyone in time of need. It was evident through his many volunteer efforts in Habitat for Humanity as well as Our Daily Bread.
Bob enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and working on countless projects with his hands. He had a particular talent of being able to find all sorts of coins on the ground. Bob’s true love and passion was his family. He enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible and was very proud of them. Bob was especially excited and proud of his new great-grandson.
Bob went to join his bride Velda in Heaven on June 17, 2014. He is also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Bob is survived by his son, Barry Jones and his wife Cheryl of California; daughter Bobbi Burkett and her husband Tim of Kansas; grandchildren Brooke Durnil and her husband Thomas of California, Michael and Alexandra Burkett of Kansas, one great-grandson, Troy Durnil; brother Donald Jones and his wife Jill of Oklahoma; brother Kenneth Jones and his wife Theresa of Colorado, as well as many other family and friends.
Memorial donations in the honor of Bob Jones may be made out to Our Daily Bread, 110 N. Madison, Enid, OK 73701.