Bobbie Joe Jones, 78, of Davenport, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Manor Care Utica Ridge surrounded by his family. Private family services will be held Monday at The Runge Mortuary. Online condolences can be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
Bobbie was born March 25, 1935 in Milan, Missouri, son of Eldon and Beulah (Harris) Jones. He married Mary Lee Chavis, August 14, 1956 in Davenport. Bobbie was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in the U.S. Army Antiaircraft Artillery, Norfolk, VA. He was a Lieutenant with the Davenport Fire Department and later owner and operator of Jones Pilot Car Service. Bobbie was a Golden Glove Boxing Champion of Kansas City, Missouri in 1952. He was leader of The Jones Family Band for many years on the local live music scene. He enjoyed spending time with his family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Survivors include his former wife, Mary Chavis Jones, Davenport; children Anthony (Susan) Jones, Eldridge, Michael Jones, Davenport, Jeffrey Scott (Michelle) Jones, Davenport and Bobbi Jo Jones (Scott Runge), Davenport; grandchildren Amy, Chad, Jessica, Jade, Jacey, Maleah, Lynze. Laci, Megan, Margaret, Ryan, Nikki, Austin, Devon, Mason, Alyssa, Aaliyah; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Ann Richards .