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
Published on  July 16, 2017