Robert J. Jones, 85, of Tecumseh, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in his home with family by his side. He was born March 4, 1925, in Tipton, Mich., the son of Ora and Minnie (West) Jones.
Robert was a 1943 graduate of Clinton High School and worked for the Tecumseh Products Company for 41 years until retiring in 1986. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, was a member of the American Legion Post #34 in Tecumseh and had attended the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his lifetime partner, Nadine Seitz with whom he made his home; one son, P. Jay (Lisa) Jones of Whitehouse, Ohio; Nadine’s daughters, Vickie (Gary) Beebe and Lynne (Stephen) Weiss both of Tecumseh; and six grandchildren, Gary (Stacey) Beebe, Erika (Bryan) Rawlins, Raj (Tarah) Bater and Jennifer, Neil and Matthew Weiss; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Justin, Jeremiah and Derek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jeffrey and Mark; four brothers, William, Steve, John and Glen; and four sisters, Thelma Swarts, Myrtl Bell Radant, Fern Snyder and Gertrude Munger.
At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Tecumseh United Methodist Church on Friday, March 26, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David McKinstry officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church. Burial of the cremated remains will take place in the Tipton Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.