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Official Obituary of

Robert L Jones

April 30, 1942 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Robert Jones Obituary

Robert L. Jones, 81, of Eighty Four, formerly of Houston, passed away peacefully, Monday, February, 12, 2024, in the Greenery Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Canonsburg.

He was born April 30, 1942, in Canonsburg, a son of late Paul M. and Emma Inman Jones.

Bob attended Chartiers-Houston High School and was a member of the Nottingham Christian Center.

Mr. Jones spent most of his life in the automobile and RV business. He owned and operated Jones RV in Eighty Four and Robert L Jones Services, a company that supplied oil filtration systems for heavy equipment, trucks and RV’s.

Bob belonged to the Elks Lodge #776 of Washington; Washington Lodge #164 F & AM where he served as lodge secretary for seven years; Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, was past president of Caravan #2; Syria Shrine, Hillbilly Clan #33 Shriners; and Martha Paul Chapter #404 Order of the Eastern Star.

He was involved in various forms of motorsports his entire life. Over the years, they included drag cars, pulling tractors, off road jeep racing and even NASCAR.  Bob had raced in the Permatex 200 at Daytona Beach International Speedway and was team coordinator for Ed Ferree Racing in the NASCAR Busch Series (presently Xfinity) for several years.  He continued to be active in drag racing until recently.  On January 30, 2009, he was inducted into the Pittsburgh International Dragway Hall of Fame.

Preceding Bob in death, in addition to his parents were his wife, Linda Smith Jones; and two brothers, Paul M. Jr. and Richard K. Jones.

Surviving are: a nephew, Austin Taylor and a niece Jessie White (Heath) both of Eighty Four; and many dear friends.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, with a Masonic Service held at 7:30 PM in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024, with Pastor Bill Lusk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Washington Area Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, PO Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

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February 20, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Masonic Service
February 20, 2024

7:30 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Memorial Service
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342


Washington Area Humane Society
1527 Route 136, PO Box 66, Eighty Four PA 15330


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