Obituaries

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Robert Maurice Jones Sr.

Robert “Bob” Maurice Jones, Sr., 86, of Summerville, entered eternal life on Tuesday, May 20, surrounded by family. He was 86.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at Knightsville United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors in the Family Life Center of the church beginning at 3 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel. Mr. Jones was born on Nov. 5, 1927, in Galeton, Pennsylvania, the son of Edgar William Jones and Bernice Emma Sager. He was a graduate of Nichols High School in Nichols, New York, and he was a Mason. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees from 1945 to 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines. He achieved the rank of Baker 3rd Class during World War II. Mr. Jones married Doris Elaine Baldwin in 1947 and they had four children. He and his wife moved to Charleston in 1961. In New York, he worked at the American Bridge Company and apprenticed with his father in the plumbing business. In Charleston, he worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard until his retirement as a Sheet Metal Mechanic. In the community, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years, working on the unit, district and council level. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the Vigil Honor and the E. Urner Goodman Founder's Award. He was a charter member of the Unali'Yi Lodge 236, Order of the Arrow. As an Eagle Scout counselor, he guided many young Boy Scouts along the trail to earning the Eagle Scout Award. He also served as Scoutmaster and District Commissioner and on various adult training staffs for Scouting.

Mr. Jones volunteered at Knightsville United Methodist Church as Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and served on the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries. For his work bringing the Boy Scout program to the church, the United Methodist Church presented him with the Cross and Flame Award. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his parents; his sister, Barbara; and his daughter, Beverly. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Patee of North Charleston; Wendy Cole (Fred) of Wasilla, Arkansas; his son, Robert M. Jones, Jr. of Ladson; and four grandchildren, English Pike (Brad) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Christopher Patee (Carla) of Santee, Michael Patee of Abilene, Texas; and Laura Earley (Zach) of Jasper, Alabama; and two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Charleston Pike of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He will be missed by his four-legged buddy, Daisy, who he loved very much. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Robert M. Jones, Sr. to Boy Scouts of America – Camp Ho Non Wah fund, 1025 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29407; Meals on Wheels of Summerville, PO Box 592, Summerville, South Carolina 29484; Knightsville United Methodist Church, 1505 Central Avenue, Summerville, South Carolina 29483. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com.

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