Bobby “Eagle” Jones, age 57, of Forest City, passed away at his residence.
Bobby was born Wednesday, February 10, 1965 in Rutherford County to the late Foy Lee Jones, Sr. and Margaret Epley Jones. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1983 and was a truck driver most of his life. Bobby worked for Truck Services in Forest City for twenty-one years and most recently for Tri-City Concrete. Throughout his years of truck driving experience, he earned the nickname, “Eagle” because of his ability to be a human GPS. He loved driving trucks. Bobby was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and also enjoyed fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Jones.
Left to cherish his memory are his fiancé, Shelly Metcalf Alley; daughter, Brandy Melton (Jason) of Union Mills; son, Will Jones (Kerra) of Belwood, NC; siblings, Karen Queen (James), Junior Jones (Bobbie), Patricia McDaris (Tracy) all of Forest City, Allen Jones of Rutherfordton and Joy Anderson (John) of Mayo, SC; grandchildren, Haley Melton, Jason Junior Melton, Caiden Jones, Aubree Jones and Alyvia Jones. He is also survived by nephews, Jason Thomas, Kenny Thomas, Zack Jones, Billy Jones, Jacob Jones, Max Stevens, Brian Stevens, Derek Jones and nieces, Shelica Griffin, Ruthy Jones and Harmony Jones.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24th at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Mack Tester and Reverend Owen Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to Christ Cares 4 U Ministries, PO Box 44, Ellenboro, NC 28040.