James Roland (Bob) Jones

February 14, 1924April 18, 2014

Greensboro - Mr. James Roland (Bob) Jones, 90, died Friday April 18 surrounded by his family.

He was born February 14, 1924 in Guilford County to the late Carl and Mary Jones. Mr. Jones joined the US Air Force November 28, 1942 and was stationed with the Army Air Forces 711th Bomb Squadron. He flew in 14 combat missions in a B-17 aircraft over enemy occupied territory of France and Germany before being shot down over Germany and spent the last years of his service in Dulag-Luft Prison Camp. Mr. Jones received many decorations and citations for his service, including: American Theater, EAME Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, one Bronze Cluster, and a Victory Medal.

Mr. Jones worked for many years for Philadelphian, John B. Kelly’s brickwork contracting company, traveling as a troubleshooter and supervisor from Washington DC to Florida.

Mr. Jones is survived by his loving wife Jessie Lee Jones; his son Joe Jarvis; grandchildren Lisa Barmer, Larry Jarvis, Jerry Jarvis, Jr. and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn Barker Jarvis Jones, son Jerry Jarvis, brothers Clyde Copeland, Edward Rankin, sisters, Jettie York, Evelyn Logan and Thelma Perdue. He will be missed by many friends and extended family.

Visitation will be 12 noon Monday April 21 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 North Elm Street. A 1:00 pm gravesite service will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 North O’Henry Blvd. Pastor J.R. Gossett will officiate.

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  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014

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January 31, 2015

For those that didn't know, grandpal's name lives on, September 17, 2014 , Grant Roland Jarvis was born.

US Army Ret

January 29, 2015

This was a tremendously inspiring person who is no doubt a loss to us all in fact we have been enriched and in an equal degree protected by the many astounding national and even global defense measures that this person has participated. May the family have peace we cherish the special memories. “He will render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war anymore.” May we all rejoice in this good news of everlasting peace. (Isaiah 2: 4) Please accept my deepest sympathies.

April 28, 2014

My condolences goes out to your family for your loss. Please look to God for comfort and the strength to cope because He cares, James 4:8.

Sonya Brown

April 22, 2014

Im so sorry to hear about your loss. Please do not under estimate the power of prayer. Jehovah is near to broken hearted and crushed spirit.

April 21, 2014

Dear Jessie, We are so sorry for your loss of Bob. He was such and Kind and caring man. We will miss him. Love,Larry and Jane

crystal goodloe

April 21, 2014

Iam deeply sorry for you lost draw close to god and he will draw close to you James 4:1

Helen Purcell Walls

April 21, 2014

Jessie I was so sorry to hear about Bob, I know it is a loss for you, but it is a huge loss for my son Jerry. He absolutely loved his grandpal. We could tell Jerry something and until Grandpal said it, it was not true. They were buddies & they had a very special relationship. May God Bless & see you through this time of sorrow. Thank you for also being there for Jerry. Fare well for now grandpal/Bob.

Megan, Melissa and Julie Jones

April 20, 2014

You will be missed Uncle Bob. Rest in Peace.

Jim Jones

April 20, 2014

rest easy, Mr. Bob.

Ben Jones

April 20, 2014

Rest in peace, Uncle Bob. You'll be missed.