Robert Richard Jones Sr., husband of Joyce Hamlett Jones, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the age of 79.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1939 in Halifax County to the late J. Howard and Sylvia Snead Jones.

Robert was a farmer and a member of First Crossroads Baptist Church in Alton. 

Cherishing his memories are the love of his life, Joyce; daughters Sharon Rickman and Lisa Lloyd, both of Alton, and Leslie Shepard of South Boston; sons Robert “Bobby” Jones Jr. of Vernon Hill and David Jones of Alton, sons and devoted caretakers Allan Bruce Jones and Billy Jones; brothers Jerry Jones of Virgilina and Giles Jones of Vernon Hill; and a sister, Linda Whitlow, of Pelham, North Carolina.

He was also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Jones.

A memorial service for Mr. Jones will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, in the Betty B. Jones Chapel of Brooks Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating.

The family will receive family and friends immediately following the service at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and at other times at his home.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.