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Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC

OBITUARY

Robert A. "Bobby" Jones

November 29, 1927November 7, 2019
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Robert A. "Bobby" Jones, 91, of Southport passed away on November 7, 2019.

Bobby was born in Southport on November 29, 1927 to the late Robert L. and Grace Dosher Jones. He was proceeded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Susan LeClerc Jones and his sister Muriel Holdcraft.

Survivors include children Jon (Stephanie) Jones, Robert (Suzann) Jones, Jr., Scott (Kimberly) Jones, Grace Edwards, Randy (Zach) Jones; thirteen grandchildren, Traci, Greer, Kirra, Janzen, Lexi, Michell, Chrystal, MacKenzie, Calley, Robert, William, Joshua, and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren, Gavin, Kiley, Bella Grace, Ashleigh, Abigial, Allyson, Trevor, Roxann, and Jones; sister-in-laws Mary Russ and Darla LeClerc and numerous nieces and nephews.

As Bobby’s contemporaries could tell you he grew up on the waterfront of Southport as one of the notorious “wharf rats”. He continued into his adulthood loving the water as an avid fisherman. His other interests were hunting, golfing and socializing and holding court at the legendary Olivers Bar & Grill.

Bobby attended elementary and high school in Southport and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He served in the United States Army as a military radar and missile guidance instructor. He received a meritorious civilian service award 30 years at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point and retired as the chief civil engineer. His next chapter was an independent contractor with his family construction business.

He served his community of Southport as an Alderman, founding member of the Southport Chapter of the North Carolina Jaycees and for over 52 years served on Southport’s ABC Board and for 47 of those years he was the Chairman.

The family will have visitation on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the church and burial will follow in the Northwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Burial Monday, November 11, 2019

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Liss Fosbury

November 10, 2019

I enjoyed seeing the photos of a man who “lived his life” and was so loved by family and friends.
Blessings, Lisa and Hugh F

Chuck Smith

November 9, 2019

I will miss seeing the lights on across the street for 20 plus years. RIP Bobbby

Susan Bolduc

November 9, 2019

I’m so sorry to learn of Mr Bobby’s passing. He’s home now and reunited with Sue. I bet there’s a Southport reunion planned in Heaven. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Janice Honeycutt

November 9, 2019

Mr. Bobby, such an icon in this town and in the lives of all who knew him. He will be so missed, but glad he's finally in his "Old Southport" home. Everything just as he remembered it. Bless each of you as you navigate these uncharted waters without this beloved man in your lives in body, but assured he will always be with you in spirit.

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