Bobby Gene Jones
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Mr. Bobby Gene Jones, age 83, passed away Monday morning, November 29, 2021, at Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehab Center following a brief period of declining health. A native of Greene County, he was born December 11, 1937, the son of Elijah and Maude Jones. Bobby had retired from E.I. DuPont in Kinston after more than 33 years of service and was a former member of the NC National Guard. An avid golfer, following his retirement Bobby made golf his second occupation playing some weeks daily. Bobby relished retirement, when not golfing he was at his wife's side as they traveled extensively. He was also an avid NC State fan and a longtime member of the Wolfpack Club. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille Jones and Essie Mae Jones Goff; and brothers, John "Pete" B. Jones and Emmitt Jones. Bobby is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 54 years, Mary "Jill" Lucas Jones; nephews and nieces that include, Johnny Goff and wife JoEtta, Jimmy Goff and wife Barbara, Brenda "Sissy" Whaley and husband Kevin, Mary Ann Jones and John Jones, Jr.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Additionally, Bobby leaves behind his beloved companion and dog, Sally. Funeral services will be held graveside 11 AM Saturday, December 4th, at the Stantonsburg Cemetery with Reverend Bobby Heath officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Bobby will lie-in-state at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service from 8 AM - 4 PM Wednesday thru Friday where a guest register will be available. Flowers are welcome or in respect of Bobby's love for animals, memorials are encouraged to the Greene County Animal Shelter, 227 Kingold Blvd, Suite A, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com