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2/2/17, 11:25 PM   #1
MTQRL Pit Steward Bobby Jones Passes Away
Sandy Lowe
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The Midwest TQ Racing League is saddened to announce that Bobby Jones, 75, of Rushville, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home on February 1, 2017, surrounded by his family.

If you had attended a three-quarter midget race in the past 30 years or so you were certain to see Bobby working as an official, either in the pits directing cars or using a four wheeler to start them.

When the MTQRL was formed in the fall of 2008 Mark and Jennifer Frechette hired Bobby as a pit steward, a position he held until the final MTQRL race in 2015. In addition to his duties during the race, Bobby would sometimes participate in the opening ceremonies where he would play Taps on his trumpet, which was always a fan favorite.

The Midwest TQ Racing League wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Bobby Jones, he will be greatly missed.





Robert E. “Bobby” Jones was born on December 26, 1941, in Rushville to the late John T. and Martha (Easley) Jones. Bobby married Anna Jo Jones on November 23, 1993, and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2008.

Bobby worked part-time for the City of Rushville as the sanitation engineer and spent 24 years at the Copeland Corporation in Rushville. Bobby was a member of Sexton Christian Church and part of the Rush County Veteran’s Honor Guard. He enjoyed helping at the three-quarter midget races, playing golf and fishing. Bobby was an avid horse enthusiast and he also loved to barbecue with family and friends.

Bobby is survived by his loving daughters Bobby Jo Jones of Rushville, Toni (Marthella) Jones of Lafayette, Terri KuKaski of Columbia, South Carolina, Tisha Martin of Newport News, Virginia, a brother, Harry Jones of Connersville, sisters Diane Kessler of Ohio and Mary Alice Hester of Indianapolis, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Jo (Harper) Jones, a son, Robert E. Jones, Jr., his parents, John T. and Martha (Easley) Jones, and a brother John T. “Butter Ball” Jones, Jr.

Services will be held On Monday, February 6, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Moster Mortuary, 334 N. Main Street, Rushville, Ind. with Rev. Alex Fahie presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary on Sunday, February 5th from 2:00-7:00 pm. Burial will take place in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Steed Motorsports.
 
2/3/17, 12:10 AM   #2
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He was awesome at the races. My favorite was my whole crew piling on his quad to ride out to the front stretch when we won rushville must've been 8 of on there with him. Always joking and super friendly he will certainly be missed
 
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2/3/17, 5:51 AM   #3
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Bobby never met a stranger. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Larry, Tutti & Tate Martz
 
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2/3/17, 10:58 AM   #4
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Bobby was an amazing person! The kind of person that you wanted to be around when you were having a great day or the worst day! He brought out the best in people and made them better for knowing him! Until we meet again! Travis Welpott
 
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2/3/17, 11:18 AM   #5
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Sad to hear of "The Bumblebee's" passing, a big heart, and a hefty laugh, always there to help, Bobby will be missed by a lot of people, he was a treat to be around, loved the racing, and the people, I'll think of him every time I see a bumblebee for as long as I live, he got as big a laugh out of it, as everyone else. RIP Bobby, you were loved by many! Bob McClure
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2/4/17, 1:26 PM   #6
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The Midwest TQ Racing League is saddened to announce that Bobby Jones, 75, of Rushville, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home on February 1, 2017, surrounded by his family.

If you had attended a three-quarter midget race in the past 30 years or so you were certain to see Bobby working as an official, either in the pits directing cars or using a four wheeler to start them.

When the MTQRL was formed in the fall of 2008 Mark and Jennifer Frechette hired Bobby as a pit steward, a position he held until the final MTQRL race in 2015. In addition to his duties during the race, Bobby would sometimes participate in the opening ceremonies where he would play Taps on his trumpet, which was always a fan favorite.

The Midwest TQ Racing League wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Bobby Jones, he will be greatly missed.





Robert E. “Bobby” Jones was born on December 26, 1941, in Rushville to the late John T. and Martha (Easley) Jones. Bobby married Anna Jo Jones on November 23, 1993, and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2008.

Bobby worked part-time for the City of Rushville as the sanitation engineer and spent 24 years at the Copeland Corporation in Rushville. Bobby was a member of Sexton Christian Church and part of the Rush County Veteran’s Honor Guard. He enjoyed helping at the three-quarter midget races, playing golf and fishing. Bobby was an avid horse enthusiast and he also loved to barbecue with family and friends.

Bobby is survived by his loving daughters Bobby Jo Jones of Rushville, Toni (Marthella) Jones of Lafayette, Terri KuKaski of Columbia, South Carolina, Tisha Martin of Newport News, Virginia, a brother, Harry Jones of Connersville, sisters Diane Kessler of Ohio and Mary Alice Hester of Indianapolis, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Jo (Harper) Jones, a son, Robert E. Jones, Jr., his parents, John T. and Martha (Easley) Jones, and a brother John T. “Butter Ball” Jones, Jr.

Services will be held On Monday, February 6, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Moster Mortuary, 334 N. Main Street, Rushville, Ind. with Rev. Alex Fahie presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary on Sunday, February 5th from 2:00-7:00 pm. Burial will take place in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Steed Motorsports.

Wow!! Where does one start? Steed Motorsports is VERY humbled at Bobby's thoughts for us. Thinking of others, as usual, until the day he died.

We will be contacting local officials and track promoters to organize a Bobby Jones Memorial Race. Any and all contributions received will be used to support this, hopefully an annual event.

We, as many others, have great memories of Bobby. He loved interacting with people. I still get chills thinking of the first time I heard him play Taps.

Bobby has a plaque he received for his support and love of TQ Racing hanging on his living room wall. That's how much he loved being a part of racing.

Arguments in the heat of a moment to talking about fishing and barbecuing at the next heat lineup...he truly understood racing, people and friendships.

Bobby, we love and miss you already!!



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2/4/17, 5:05 PM   #7
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Sad to hear the passing of an old friend Bobby. He was a great
asset to our racing family. He was a great example of you didn't have to be on the track to be the star of the show. We will all miss you. JAY OSBORN
 
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2/4/17, 11:40 PM   #8
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To the family and friends sorry to hear of the passing of a great person and friend RIP Bobby thanks for the friendship. Howard McCormick
 
2/6/17, 6:04 PM   #9
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So missed already..God speed Bobby..U will never be forgotten...Always a smile...
 
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