Rev. Robert Houston Jones, 92, of Litchfield, IL passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:50 a.m. in his home. Born September 21, 1928 in Covington, KY., a son of Robert Houston, Sr. and Violet Lillian (Dunn) Jones. Robert was a Minister of Christian churches. He was in the pulpit Ministry for 26 years and served as Director of Development at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN for 15 years. He served as Chaplain of Knox Area Rescue Ministries for 5 years before retiring in 1997. He taught at Kentontown Grade School, in one of the last one room schools in Kentontown, Kentucky. Robert enjoyed photography as well.
Robert married the former Sue Covington on June 26, 1951 in Covington, KY., and she survives. Other survivors include:
1 Son; Eric (Crystal) Jones of Knoxville, TN,
2 daughters; Cheryl (Rob) Nickerson of Litchfield, Melanie Jones Williams of Knoxville, TN;
1 sister; June Hoehn of Cincinnati, OH.
11 grandchildren; Kelly (Daniel) Lawrence, Chelsea (Eric) Bowman, Karen (Mark Beanblossom) Nickerson, Blake Nickerson, Brett (Shelby) Nickerson, Alec, Barret and Carleigh Long, Morgan and Jonah Jones, Addie Jones Davis
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son in infancy, Richard Jones; 1 daughter, Lisa Jones; 1 brother, Ralph Jones and 1 sister, Joyce Hodge.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Rob Nickerson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home. Due to CDC guidelines, social distancing rules will apply and masks will be required.
The family asks for donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Samaritan’s Purse.
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