Robert M. Jones Sr.

Jan 11, 2021
Robert Jones Sr.

Union — Robert "Bob" M. Jones Sr., 89, passed away peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport Dec. 28, 2020.

Born in Union Feb. 1, 1931, he was the only child of Miles L. and Lois Hay Jones. Bob grew up in Union and attended local schools before joining his father in the logging industry. It was said he could load a train car with pulp wood faster than anyone in his day!

Bob married Lucille Quin April 20, 1951. He was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a tank driver. He was later transferred to Fort George G. Meade in Maryland, where Lucille was able to join him. They made lifelong friends during that time. The couple returned home in 1955 and he was honorably discharged in 1961.

Lucille and Bob made their home in Rockport and raised their two children, son Robert "Bobby" Jr. and daughter, Barbara. Their family home was a warm and comforting gathering place for all, and many happy memories were shared over the years.

Bob loved family camping trips, snowmobiling and working in the woods gathering firewood while his children built forts. A favorite family ritual included a ride into the woods to gather fir boughs to bank their home every fall.

As his family grew, he happily welcomed grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving grandfather, never too busy to help out with their projects and was always happy to offer rides in his golf cart around his home.

Bob worked several years at the Camden Tannery before joining his good friend Jack McCormick’s business, as a heavy equipment operator. In later years, he worked as the greenskeeper at Megunticook Golf Club in Rockport.

He had a lifelong love of the woods and the land surrounding his home. He loved a manicured lawn and enjoyed their beautiful flower gardens.

Bob and Lucille had many well-loved and devoted pets over the years. His little dog Angel was especially devoted, and was even able to spend time with him at the Sussman House during his final days.

Bob has now passed on to join his late son, Bobby, parents and all the family and friends who sadly left this world before him.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lucille; daughter Barbara Peabody and her husband Tim; daughter-in-law Theresa Jones; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as his extended family and many friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A graveside service and family gathering will take place in the spring at Rockville Cemetery, and will be announced at a later date. To share a memory or condolence with the Jones family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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