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Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert Edwin Jones

February 10, 1935 ~ July 6, 2017 (age 82)

Robert Edwin Jones, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Turning Brook Assisted Living in Alpena, MI.

Bob was born on February 10, 1935, in Wyandotte, MI to Gene and Edwin Jones. He was a graduate of Lincoln Park High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Central Michigan University and a Master’s of Education from the University of Michigan. He married his love, Dorothy Lee Odom, on June 22, 1957, and they were married for 60 years. In 1970, Bob and Dorothy moved with their three children to Alpena where he taught graphic arts at Alpena High School and Alpena Community College until his retirement in 1998. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Alpena. Bob was a selfless, kind and generous man and lived a beautiful life surrounded by loving family and many friends. He loved the outdoors and spent a lifetime of summers at his favorite spot on Drummond Island, MI. There you could find him splitting firewood, building a dock, driving his tractor and, most of all, making all feel welcome in his home.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Michael (Mary) Jones, Sharon (Mark) Quintel, David (Ann) Jones; six grandchildren, Aaron, Robert, Benjamin, Joshua, Claire, Ivan; sister, Nancy Raby; mother-in-law, Helen Odom.

Bob and his family extend their gratitude to those who surrounded and supported him in final years including the staff at Turning Brook and many friends in Alpena. A private memorial will be held in Bobs favorite patch of sunshine on Drummond Island in the coming weeks. Condolences can be sent to Dorothy Jones at Turning Brook, 300 Ox Bow Drive, Alpena, MI, 49707.

Memorials:  First United Methodist Church


Charitable donations may be made to:

First United Methodist Church
167 Ripley, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-2490



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