Bobby Livingston Jones
August 7, 1931 – March 18, 2019
SFC Bobby Jones, born August 7, 1931, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. A veteran of the Korean War, he served as an Army Ranger, 5th Company, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and was awarded numerous service medals including the Purple Heart. He returned to Port Arthur after his service abroad and while serving as a ROTC Instructor, met his wife of 51 years, Sharon Campbell Jones. After retiring from service with full honors in 1968, Bobby continued to live his life to the fullest and completed his dream of obtaining his college degree in Business Administration, was a small business owner, and enjoyed his weekends with family and friends going fishing, hunting, riding the four-wheeler with his grandkids and hanging out on the front porch. He also was able to check a few items off of his bucket list including earning his pilot’s license and building his retirement home in Lumberton where he lived with Sharon until his death. Many can attest to his great sense of humor, love for family and friends, kind and gentle nature, including his dog “Lucky”, who was rescued from the dog catcher’s truck!
He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter Darla Elaine Sturgeon of Colorado; sons, Earl (Mary) Elliott, David (Teresa) Jones and Douglas (Karen) Jones all of Houston Texas; his seven grandchildren; and his five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents D. L. “Joe” Jones and Mary Ruby Hodges and his brother Carl and sister Janice.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas (409-892-5912). Brother Kevin McClusky, Bobby’s former pastor from First Baptist Church of Lumberton, will officiate.
Bobby will be laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Donations can be sent to a charity of your choice.
- Sharon Campbell Jones, Wife
- Darla Elaine Sturgeon, Daughter
- Earl Elliott, Son
- Mary Elliott, Daughter-in-law
- Daivd Jones, Son
- Teresa Jones, Daughter-in-law
- Douglas Jones, Son
- Karen Jones, Daughter-in-law
- Seven Grandchildren, Grandchildren
- Five Great Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren
- D.L. "Joe" Jones, Father
- Mary Ruby Hodges, Mother
- Carl Jones, Brother
- Janice Whitman, Sister
- Celebration of Bobby's Life Saturday, March 30, 2019
Bobby Livingston Jones
David and Patrizia Martin
March 31, 2019
Sharon, David and family.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
Elke&Nick Jones Irmgard-Eisemann
March 28, 2019
This goes out to the whole family -
Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Bobby.
We especially remember how he loved game night, telling stories about his life experiences and sitting in his favorite chair on the back porch visiting with family and friends.
March 23, 2019
Sharron, so sorry for your loss. We know that he is in a better place.Praying for GOD to continue to give you comfort and peace and strength.
Love, Liz Sikes