September 2, 1929 - December 10, 2020
Funeral services for Mr. Robert C. Jones Sr., 91, of Henderson, will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at London Baptist Church with Dr. David Higgs officiating. Interment will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2020 at the funeral home. Mr. Jones passed away December 10, 2020 in Henderson. He was born September 2, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Clarence Tilden Jones and Gussie Gladys Shimp Jones. He was educated in the schools of Wilmington and graduated from Conrad High School in May, 1948. He graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC with a Bachelor of Arts Degree on May 27, 1953. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth and received his Master of Divinity degree on March 2, 1973. He also had additional training at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas and completed the Intentional Interim Pastor Leadership Training. Rev. Jones married Frances Hildreth on May 22, 1953 in Wilmington, Delaware. They are the parents of three children, daughter Marsha Abbott, and sons Robert C. Jones, Jr. and Steven Jones. They have four grandchildren, Laura Brown, Adam King, Rachel Kirby, and Meredith Jones; four great-grandsons, Judd King, Everett Kirby, Jackson Kirby, and Deacon Brown; sister, Mary Ellen Vaughn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rev. Jones was saved at the age of 15 and was baptized at the First Baptist Church, Collingdale, Pennsylvania. He was called to preach during his second year of college. The Immanuel Baptist Church of Wilmington, Delaware licensed him to preach on July 14, 1954. He was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry at the First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas on February 1, 1956. Rev. Jones served as Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church, Arlington Texas and as pastor of two half-time churches: Oak Ridge Baptist Church and Crowder Springs Baptist Church in Boswell, Oklahoma in 1956. He was a full-time pastor at Carmel Baptist Church, Lindale, Texas; College Heights Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas; Stadium Drive Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas; First Southern Baptist Church, Worland, Wyoming, and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, then pastored London Baptist Church, New London, Texas for 28 years. Following his retirement in 1998 he served as Intentional Interim Pastor at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Kilgore, Texas; Interim Director of Missions for the East Texas Baptist Area Association; Interim Pastor at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas; Intentional Interim Pastor at First Baptist Crims Chapel, Henderson, Texas; Carlisle Baptist Church, Price, Texas and Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Overton, Texas. Pallbearers are Randy Arnold, Paul Hildreth, Terry McFarland, Allen Torbert, Steve Wedgeworth, and Donnell Wright. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
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