Robert L. Jones, 85, of Churubusco, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on May 27, 2017 at Sacred Heart in Avilla.\nBorn in rural Allen County on June 29, 1931, a son of John & Fern (Brandon) Jones. He spent his formative years in Allen county and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1949.\nAfter high school, he served in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict.\nHe was married to Nancy Penrod on April 9, 1954 in Whitley County. The couple settled in Allen county.\nHe retired from H & H Equipment in 1992. He also engaged in farming in Eel River Township.\nRobert belonged to the American Legion and the Ideal Fish and Game Club.\nHe loved spending time with his grandchildren, sitting by the pond, walking around his farm, a long early morning drives. He liked to fish, hunt, and watch Nascar.\nRobert is survived by his wife, Nancy (Penrod) Jones of Churubusco; five daughters, Pamela (Ray) Shelton, Shari (Kirk) Dangler, Valerie (Brad) Mirwaldt, Susan Miller, and Monica (Dan) Millikan; a sister, Avonelle (Roger) Stampe; a brother, Roger (Mary) Jones; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.\nHe is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eunice Steinbarger and Phyllis Geiger.\nVisiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on May 31, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.\nServices will begin at 11:00 AM, at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on June 1, 2017.\nBurial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.\nMemorials to Ideal Fish and Game Club, Churubusco.\nFamily and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.