Robert “Bob” or “Pap” Jones, age 79, of Mannington, WV, went home to meet his Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a tough battle with cancer. He was born August 28, 1937 at Mannington, WV. Pap was known in his community for never meeting a stranger, always telling jokes, and “making people smile”.Bob worked for CONSOL at the Central Repair Shop in Monongah for 26 years. He served in the United States Army, was a member of the VFW, Mannington Moose, and Mannington Elks and coached girls’ softball (PAPS GIRLZ) for MCGFPSA for 19 years. He also worked on the Marion County Rescue Squad for years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was loved by everyone he met. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Frances “Kay” Fluharty Jones and his father and mother, Henry “Buck” and Thelma Floyd Jones.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Rhonda and Jeff Smith of Mannington, Donna and Randy Richardson of Farmington, and Carla and Scott Pedigo of Idamay. Also surviving are several grandchildren, Josh and Mandi Barker, Rob and Angie Hayes, Jonathan and Nikki Toothman, Rodney and Christina Hammond, Ben and Keri Richardson, Adam and Autumn Fluharty, and step-grandchildren, Matthew Pedigo, Sarah Pedigo, Adam and Shannon Batson, and many great-grandchildren, Abby Barker, Grace Barker, Magee Barker, Elliott “EJ” Hayes, Jake Toothman, Bridgitte Hammond, Dominic Hammond, Mavaric Hammond, Nattalie Hammond, Kolton Fluharty, Kamdin Fluharty, and two unborn great-grandchildren, Sophie Nicole Toothman and Lane Michael Richardson, and step-great-grandchildren Savannah Batson and Grayson Batson.
Bob is also survived by three brothers and a sister, Don and Linda Jones of Fairmont, Walter Jones of Mannington, Sam and Shirley Jones of Mannington and Dorothy Glasscock of Mannington, and a sister-in-law Gay Jones of Mannington. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Jones of Shinnston and Richard Jones of Mannington.
Also surviving are a brothers and sisters-in-law, Joyce Fluharty, Gary and Beverly Fluharty, Crystal Rowand, Sheila and Gary Earl, and Allen and Jan Fluharty. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil Fluharty, Raymond Fluharty, Roger Fluharty and Sharon Minor, as well as his mother and father-in-law, Frank and Bessie Fluharty and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St, Mannington on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 2-8pm and also on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2-8pm. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 12pm with Pastor Lee Bowman from Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. Full Military Rites will be accorded by the United States Army and the Marion County Veterans Council. The family would like to give special thanks to WV Caring Hospice for their constant love and support during this most difficult time. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
Im so very sorry about your loss. He was a sweetie. Playing softball for him he used to buy me nerds on a rope and hed call it bird seed he had so much humor. He and i really enjoyed telling each other happy birthday since we shared the same day. Ill never forget seeing him every Wednesday mowing my neighbors grass and my kids couldnt wait to get out the door to say hello. He will be sadly missed and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
R.I.P. Bob You will be missed by so many people...I am gonna miss running into you & having you share one of your many jokes with me....Anytime I saw you you always had the sweetest smile on your face...Gonna miss ya' lots
Have known Rob all my life. He was one of the good guys. He had the ability to make any one smile and laugh out loud no matter what else was going on. He is with his wife now, as it should be and heaven has another angel. RIP Rob!
Rhonda, Donna, Carla and families:
So very sorry about your Dad. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. He definitely leaves behind a beautiful legacy.
Love and prayers,
Rhonda, Donna & Carla you have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this hard time. But find rest in knowing it is not goodbye, it is until we meet again. I have carried that with me for 25 years, waiting to meet my Momma again. Love and Prayers, Patty (Shuman) Boros.
So sorry. So many memories of him and dad playing softball when I was young. And then become my granddaughters coach. He will be missed by so many people. Especially all the young softball players whose lives he touched in such a positive way. Godspeed Pap. You're truly an angel now.
My deepest sympathy Lindsey & family. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.
I enjoyed talking to him when he coached at mannington and my husband umpired. May God give you peace during this time. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
My sincere prayers to all the family.
Bob was a unique individual. A friend to all, a stranger to none. I will sincerely miss his smile. It was only a few weeks ago that I last saw him on his tractor mowing for hay as he waved to me as I passed by. This is the way that I'd like to remember him-- in his element. Always busy. He was truly a fighter even with his certain pain. I am glad to call him both 'friend' and 'neighbor'. You will be missed, Bob! Rest in Peace. My heartfelt condolence to his family, neighbors, and friends.
Pap was such a sweet man and always had a smile and a hug. Sending prayers and love to the family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.
God only takes the best. He was a good man and a friend to all. May he rest in peace.
I hope he shares with my beloved Joe some of the jokes he would tell to me.
May God bless you all with comfort and peace.
we just talked about your 80th birthday last you fueled up to mow. You acted like you were twenty. You will be missed daily at our station.. Gone but never forgotten..
So Sorry for your loss. I thought the world of your sweet father. He was kind, funny, and was always accepting of others just the way they were. Him and your mother will be dancing in Heaven together. They will watch over their beautiful daughters with pride and know what goodness they created together. He is at peace. They are at peace. May love be in your hearts with his memory. My Condolences....
We will miss him.
Austin and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering you in thought and prayer.
so sorry for your loss, he was a great man