Bobby L. Jones, age 85 of Groom, died May 13, 2015, in Amarillo.
A private family service was held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel in Amarillo. A private burial was held at Groom Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
Bobby Leland Jones was born Nov. 2, 1929, on a farm near Leedey, Okla., to Lela and Ernest Jones. The family moved to Pampa, and then to their farm at Jericho, Texas, in 1943. Bobby graduated from Groom High School in 1947. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Groom. Bobby married Darlene Nix on Feb. 8, 1953. They have three daughters, Gwyn, Sharon and Andrea. He was drafted in the Army in 1955 and served until 1957. Bobby obtained the rank of Specialist Third Class. They moved to South Dakota in 1959 where he farmed and ranched. In 1967, he returned to Groom where he purchased land and continued farming and ranching in both states until he retired in 2012. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, father and two brothers. His survivors include his wife Darlene of Groom; his daughters, Gwyn Bagot and her husband Robert of Amarillo, Sharon Jones of Groom and Andrea Walling and her husband Jerry of Pampa; 10 grandchildren,; and 18 great-grandchildren
The family suggests that memorials be made to a favorite charity or the United Methodist Church Groom, Texas.
Please sign the online guest register at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.