Obie Jones, Sr.

Obie Bernard Jones, Sr., 76, of Waco, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Providence Hospital after several reoccurring illnesses. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 2pm on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Obie was born September 26, 1936 to O. B. and Ruby (Carlos) Jones in San Antonio. Obie was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 72 serving the Waco and surrounding communities for over 40 years. In his spare time he enjoyed supporting his son, Obie Jr., at motocross tracks around the state of Texas. Later in life, he enjoyed travelling around the country in his R.V., fishing on the gulf coast and Guadalupe River as well as country and western dancing.

Obie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Johnny Jones.

He is survived by his son, Obie B. Jones, Jr. and wife Rhonda of Glen Mills, PA; granddaughter Morgan Jones and grandsons Connor and Carson Jones; as well as two daughters, Tracye Pendleton and family of Texas and Tina Turner and family of Texas; brother, Eddie Jones of Palm Springs, CA; sisters, Margie Morris of Nacogdoches, Shirley Jones-Cahill of Austin, Diane Dyke of Waco, and Bonnie Herring of Waco; his best friend, James Young; as well as many other dear friends and relatives.

The family would like to thank Providence Healthcare Network and St. Catherine Center for their care and support. Memorial donations in Obie

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Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Dozier family

  2. my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Alan and karen Chinowsky

  3. Obie, Rhonda, Morgan, Connor and Carson,

    May the Lord comfort you during this time of loss. I am praying that God will give you the strength you need to get through the coming days and that the love and friends and family will help to lighten your load. You are all in my thoughts, and in my prayers. God bless you.

  4. My Condolences, may God Blees you and yours…

  5. Obie, I know it is hard losing a parent, but I know the love and memories you have of him as well as God’s loving arms will sustain you through this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. May god bless you and your family in your time of mourning.

  7. Bobby and Sandi Joes

    Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  8. Obie,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. My Thougts our with You and your Family
    God Bless

  10. Obie, so sorry to hear about your Dad, I pray that the wonderful memories you hold dearly will provide you some peace.

  11. Chelsea Ford-Magee

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. My prayers goes out to the Jones Family. God bless you all.

  13. Obie
    God bless you and your family! Let you Fathers wonderful memories carry you through these tough times. We will keep you all in our prayers!

  14. Cynthia Sutherlin

    Obie and Family,
    May God be your strength during this difficult time. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Cynthia

  15. I am sorry for the loss of your father. You, and your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Obie,,,, So sorry for you loss. Danb

  17. Obie,
    My deepest condolence and sympathy to you and your family in the lost of your father….

    Dana Williams

  18. Obie, I pray that the great memories and relationship you had with your Dad will comfort you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. My heartfelt condolensces, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Darlene Pollock

  20. My sincere good wishes for his family in celebrating Obie Sr’s life. We are blessed by his legacy of his wonderful, kindhearted and openhanded family that he leaves with us. God bless.

  21. David & Ginny Jackson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. My family prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  23. Dawn and Sidney Scott

    Obie,
    Just wanted to send our sincere condolences to you and your family. May God be with you all during this time.

    Dawn and Sidney

  24. Deborah & Marion Robbins

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  25. Don and Janet Hudson

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this painful time. Hold the memories of your Father’s life close to your heart and in your mind where he will be with you always.

  26. Obie….Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the passing of your father.

    Don

  27. Obie,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time.
    Take Care.

  28. We are sadden to hear the loss of your father; might you find comfort in knowing that your life has been enriched by his gentle love and care

  29. Fred A. Brinkley-II

    Our prayers are with you Obie and yours.

  30. Gale (Garrett) Jones

    Obie, I am saddened to hear about your father. My prayers will be with you and your family at this time.

  31. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  32. Remember Me
    Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
    but remember me in every tommorrow,
    Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
    I’ve only gone to rest a little while.
    Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
    my going has eased my hurt, and given me
    relief.
    So dry your eyes and remember me,
    not as I am now, but as I used to be,
    Because, I will remember you all, and
    look on with a smile.
    Understand in you hearts,
    I’v only gone to rest a little while.
    As long as I have the love of each of you,
    I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

    We are so sorry for your lost, You will be in our
    thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    BOEING TEAM MATE

  33. Glenda Friederich

    We will remember Obie at all our senior dances. We will miss him and send our love to the family and his friends.
    God Bless you all during this time of sadness

  34. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. My deepest sympathies to you and your Family. Having lost my Father on the 19th of May I can relate to the loss you are feeling, and know there aren’t words that can make any of that better. I hope you can latch on to the good Memories you have of him to help you through the tough days ahead, and would like you to know my thoughts and prayers are with him and your Family.

  36. Obie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  37. Obie, I just found out about your father and I’m terribly saddened to hear of your loss, yet God’s gain. I can relate with you and your post stating you lost your best friend. I lost my father 15 days before my last day with the best company I’ve ever worked with during my entire career. There will never be another like I had with Boeing and no best friend to talk to during the time I lost my job. It’s been so difficult Obie. When I read the book of Job, I think of my past several years. Losing my father on January 5, 2012 and then walking out of Team Macon’s doors for my final time. I truly have gone from being on top of the world with no worries to nothing after a blessed 23 years with Boeing and Team Macon. I have family who continue to shower me with prayer and love. It was all so difficult for me Obie and it still is to this day. I spend so much time on the "hill" where my father rests. I know it sounds crazy, but we still talk and he still counsels and coaches me each time I visit him. I’ll share with you the book of James 1:2-4 keeps me going each day. I’ve learned the hard way to be thankful for what I do have and thank all who continue to support me during this time or "test" as written in the scripture I’ve shared. Obie I want to thank you for all the years we’ve worked together and all the support you gave me during my career with Boeing.I hope you read this message in a loving-forgiving way. I’m so very sorry I let you down as I did and placed you in the position I did while working with you at Ridley Park. I’m grateful for the time we shared together and the coaching you gave me while I was there. Should you recall, I accepted your opportunity to work in PHL while I was visiting my father who was in ICU battling and fighting for his life. My dad, just like yours was a good man. He suffered so terribly bad his final few years. Contact with Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam finally took his life. Obie I ask and plead for your forgiveness and plea for your consideration to try to understand the tension I was under while working in PHL and making the poor decision to not communicate with you before abruptly departing and coming back home to be with my family: my son who was battling stage 3 cancer and losing his testicles, my mom who continues to stay strong and fight multiple sclerosis and my father in law who passed away while I was working in PHL. I wish I could go back in time to erase or change some of the poor decisions I made, however I’ve learned the hard way what’s done is done.
    Obie I know I’ve been verbose, but I simply wanted you to know I’m genuinely sorry for your loss and I’m sorry I disappointed you a few years ago. You provided me the opportunity of a lifetime yet I blew it. I just hope and pray you can understand why I made the decision I made at the time and forgive me for my actions. I also want you to know I can definitely relate with your loss and I pray our God will give you the strength to move forward each day. Obie, from the bottom of my heart I sincerely wish you the very best and thank you for all the great memories. Take care Obie and please do read James 1:2-4. It has helped me so much during my days after my dad died and I’m certain the verses will help you as well. God bless Obie and take care of yourself and your wonderful family. Know that one day we both will be with our dads once again for eternity. I sent the message privately in sincere respect. God bless Obie and stay strong as you’ve always been.

    VR,
    Karl Cass

  38. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  39. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time.

  40. Jeff and Kathy Deckelbaum

    Obie and family,

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Jeff and Kathy Deckelbaum

  41. Obie – So sorry to hear of your loss. Fathers are that source of insight and inspiration we forever treasure and draw from. Know that, while he has moved on to another place, he continues to guide you and look over you and your family.

  42. Joe Kernich and Family

    Please accept our deepest condolences during this hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

    The Kernich’s

  43. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  44. Obie and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time…

  45. Obie – My deepest condolences for you and your family during this time of loss. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  46. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for everyone in the family during your time of sorrow.

  47. Just found out news, so sorry to hear, I would have been there. Phillip just told me. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Kevin McMillan
    512 216 7420
    Ps: pls let’s tre reestablish our friendship…missing to Liu all.

  48. Just found out news, so sorry to hear, I would have been there. Phillip just told me. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Kevin McMillan
    512 216 7420
    Ps: pls let’s tre reestablish our friendship…missing to Liu all.

  49. Kurt and Jackie Nesselroad

    Obie – We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  50. Larry and Wendy Wilson

    Obie and family,

    We are saddened over the loss of your father. We pray for God to wrap His comforting arms around you and provide you with strength and peace during this difficult time. Hold on to your precious memories. Lifting you up in prayer.

  51. Sorry to hear about your loss Obie, I hope that everything is well with you and your family as you move forward.

  52. Leanne & Steve Caret

    Obie and Family – we are so very sorry for the loss of your Father. Leanne and Steve

  53. Sending my caring thoughts and deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.

  54. I am so sorry for your lost,keep the faith. C-4 Macon Ga.

  55. My deepestand heartfelt condolencss to the Jones family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  56. Obie, my heartfelt condolences goes out to you and your family, along with my prayers. When times are tough lean on the memories of your life with your Dad and when that isn’t enough lean on the Lord. He will see you through. Liz

  57. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time and always.

    Sincerely,

    Marcus

  58. Obie, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I haven’t talked to you in quite some time but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  59. Obie,
    You took great care of your dad and I am sure he appreciated everything you did for him. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  60. Michael C. De Santis

    It is never easy to lose anyone that we care about but when it’s a parent the hurt is especially deep as I know from personal experiance. So I say this of course with all sincerity my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may god help you get through this trying time.

  61. Obie, I

  62. Dad, we love you and miss you so much. You will be thought of and missed each and every day and those daily phone calls will be replaced with prayers to you in heaven. You were a awesome dad, my best friend and a great grandfather! Thank you for the life lessons, the friendship, being my best fan, a childhood and life full of fantastic memories and most of all for your Unconditional Love for me.

    Love,
    Obie Jr.

  63. Pat & Rene Donnelly

    Obie – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  64. Renee Turnage Liston

    So sorry for the loss of your father Obie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  65. Grandpa Obie, We love you and miss you. We will take good care of Bullet for you. You will always be here with us wherever we go.
    Love,
    Connor and Carson

  66. I wish to extend my condolences to the Jones family. I’ll keep Obie and his family in my prayers.

  67. Ron and DeAnna Shepard

    Obie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Ron & DeAnna Shepard

  68. Ron and Jeannie Pearson

    Obie,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  69. Ron and Trish Wynn

    You and your family are in our prayers. God be with you during this difficult time.

  70. Obie and Family…my heart goes out to each of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God carry you all in this rough time and may HE bless you all.

  71. Grandpa Obie,
    You accepted me from the start as one of your grandchildren, and that means the world to me. You could have easily ignored me or pretended I didn’t exist, but you gave me the same care and attention you gave my sisters. Know you are loved and missed very much.

    I know this has been very hard on Mom and Aunt Dianne. Both of you are in my prayers.

    Love,
    Sarah Beth

  72. Obie – my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It’s never easy to deal with the death of your parent.

  73. Stephen Pritchett

    Obie,
    Our prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Life is so short and precious but our promise of an eternity with Christ far outweighs the struggles of this world. I hope the scriptures Amy shared gave you comfort, remember Isaiah 55:11, His word will not return void. All of Isaiah 55 brings promise of Gods steadfast love to those who seek Him.
    In Jesus name,
    Stephen Pritchett

  74. Steve and Patti King

    Obie, Patti and I are very sorry for the loss of your father.

  75. Obie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  76. Very sorry to hear about your loss. Family resemblence to Obie is amazing…and I’m sure all the positive personality traits were passed down as well. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

  77. Our thoughts and prayers are to you and your family.

  78. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. We are all touched by many people in our lifetime. This is one that I know, had a positive affect on you and all you do.
    Ted

  79. Sorry for your loss.

  80. Obie and family. Please accept my condolences in the loss of your dad. From what I hear, you have wonderful memories of him. My prayer for you is that God will keeps those memories burning in your hearts.

  81. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  82. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  83. Tom DiCola & Family

    Obie,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  84. Obie, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom & Karen

  85. Val and Pete Bring

    Obie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are so sorry for your loss

  86. Obie,
    Thoughts and prayers for you and the family during this time of sorrow.

    Vaughn & Debbie

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