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COL Robert Lee Jones

February 10, 1957 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

COL Robert Jones Obituary

Colonel Robert Lee Jones, 67, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Feb 17, 2024, at his home.

He was born Feb 10, 1957, to Bobby G. and Wilma Enderle Jones. He and Terry Davidson were married in 1987 and they separated in 2010.

Robert grew up in Cape Girardeau, graduating from Cape Central in 1976 and from Tarkio College 1987 with a bachelor's in business. He joined the Missouri National Guard at age 18 and at the same time began a career at Do It Best HWI working in the warehouse, retiring in 2017. He advanced in the enlisted ranks of the Missouri National Guard for 12 years before attending OCS and obtaining his commission as a Second Lieutenant on June 28, 1987. Robert retired from the ARNG 2017 as a Colonel having served for 41 years with deployments to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism and to Honduras in support of Beyond the Horizons-Honduras.

Roberts Decorations and Badges include:

Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Army Achievement Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Two Silver Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star

Iraqi Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Four Bronze Stars

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal with Bronze Star

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass and M Device

NCO Professional Development Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral Three

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon With Numeral Five

Missouri Commendation Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster

Missouri Long Service Ribbon with Gold Hawthorn Cluster

Missouri Iraqi Campaign Ribbon

Missouri Expeditionary Ribbon

Missouri State Emergency Duty Ribbon with Three Stars

Basic Training Ribbon

Louisiana State Emergency Duty Ribbon

Unit Award: Army Meritorious Unit Commendation with One Bronze Oak Leaf

Unit Award: Army Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation

Unit Award: Governor Unit Commendation with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Robert was a member of VFW 3838, American Legion Post 63, Eagles Aerie 3775 and Elks Lodge 639. He was an avid biker and loved life, he was a father, grandfather, a brother and a friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include his Mother Wilma, son SSG James Jones and his wife Kristina of Marthasville, MO a daughter Bobbie Dilley and her husband MSG Joseph Dilley of Jackson, two brothers William "Bill" (Kimberly) Jones of Gordonville and Donald "Don" Jones of Cape Girardeau and a sister Ronda (Harold) Palmer of Jackson. He is also survived by his grandchildren Lola Elizabeth Jones, Marleigh James Jones and Caitlin Dilley along with nephews Taylor, Bryton, and Brynnleigh Jones.

He was preceded in death by his father 1st SG Bobby G. Jones.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 - 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to service time at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral services will be at 11 am on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev Donny Ford officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.

If you are considering a memorial contribution the family asks that it be made to:
VFW Post 3838
Wounded Warrior Project
Or to the Family

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Public Viewing
February 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

February 24, 2024

1:00 PM
Cape Girardeau County Memorial Park Cemetery
2315 Hwy. 61 North
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


To the Family to aid with final expenses

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8516
Tel: 1-855-448-3997

VFW Post 3838
1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-334-4438


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