Robert J. Jones, 77, of Hannibal, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Robert J. Jones, 77, of Hannibal, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. 

Private burial will be at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Robert was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Hannibal to Josephine M. McElroy Jones.

He was married to Martha H. Fetterer on June 11, 1963. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two children, Michael R. Jones of Hannibal and Laura M. Talley (Clifton L.) of Farmington; and three grandchildren, Remington L. Talley, Brighton R. Talley and Savanna G. Talley. Also surviving are cousins, Charles and Janice Drake, and Jerry and Sandy Epperson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert was a music teacher and later began a career in the petroleum industry. He retired from Site Oil Company as District Manager after several years of service to the company.

Away from work, Robert enjoyed working in his yard, always with a project underway to beautify the house. An avid reader, Robert enjoyed military novels and liked to watch old movies, especially those that were westerns or about World War II. A talented musician, Robert loved classical, blues and jazz music and played a variety of instruments. Most of all Robert simply cherished the time he shared with his family.

Robert was a Methodist by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to The National  World War II Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be made, and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com