He was born on May 9, 1934 in Evansville to Elvis A. Jones and Opal Elizabeth Roedel Jones.
Mr. Jones served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He served 30 years with the Indianapolis Police Department, retiring as lead detective of the Missing Persons Unit.
Bobby enjoyed spending time with his family camping, hiking and fishing. He served as a Scout Master of Troop 1 in Indianapolis and as Assistant Scout Master of Troop 42 in Roachdale.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School, and served as an elder and usher. .
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth Joyce Jones; and two brothers, Louis F. Jones and John Woods.
Surviving are his children, Kathleen C. Jones of Roachdale, Cynthia L. Asher and husband Daniel of Roachdale, Elvis A. Jones, II of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Estella "Sally" Jones McKnight and Judy Jones Fields; a brother, Joe Pollard; grandchildren, Opal Landwer Islie and husband John, Nick Jones, Brandy Asher, Jonathan Jones, Jennifer Robertson and husband Kenny, Stephanie Lopez and husband Ricky, Nellie Asher, Lena -- Teresa Jones and Maverick Jones, III.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Alan Barber officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Roachdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church and on Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, Indiana, 46135.
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