Robert Jones Jr. '53
February 10, 2017 3:25 PM
updated: February 17, 2017 12:56 PM
Robert Steele Jones, Jr
Birth: Jan. 25, 1935
Death: Apr. 27, 2003
Robert Steele Jones, Jr., of Higden, Arkansas, a longtime resident of Cleburne County, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home.Born January 25, 1935, in Weatherford, Texas, Mr. Jones was 68 years of age. He was the son of the late Robert Steele Jones, Sr.
and Sarah Alta Hamilton Jones.
Mr. Jones was a thirty-year veteran of the United States Army, serving twice in Vietnam. He retired in 1985 as a Lieutenant Colonel with a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, 24 Air Medals, two Vietnamese Crosses of Galantry – Silver and Bronze. He was
Airborne and Ranger qualified and was a Master Army aviator with top-secret clearance.
Mr. Jones was active in Greers Ferry community affairs and was a Past President of the Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce, Greers Ferry Optimist Club, and Cleburne County
Equalization Board. He was a former board member of Community Water System, and taught Red Cross beginner swimming and canoeing for many years. He spent most of his
time operating and maintaining the family retreat, Sandiff, Inc.He was a life member of the VFW and The Military Officers Association of America, as well as a member of the
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Mr. Jones was member of Holiday Hills Methodist Church. He is survived by: his wife, Catherine (Cay) Hamilton Jones of Higden, AR, one son, Frank S. Jones and his wife, Debbie, of Birmingham, Alabama, one daughter, Julia
N. Reynolds and her husband, Glenn, of Lake Wales, Florida, two stepsons, C. Michael Joyce of Abita Springs, Louisiana, and Christopher H. Joyce and his wife, Lisa, of Bartlett,Tennessee one sister, Sara Jo Morse of Rogers, Arkansas, and four grandchildren.
Mr. Jones is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
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