Gilbert "Bob"'s Story
Gilbert Farrell "Bob" Jones, 79, of Huntsville passed away March 6, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family's love. Bob was born in Baileyton. He was a graduate of Fairview High School and received a Bachelor of Science from St. Bernard College in Cullman. Upon graduation, Bob dutifully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam war. After his honorable discharge from military service, Bob embarked on his career of 34 years in accounting and finance at CSC, Boeing, and Unisys.
In his spare time, Bob would likely be found working on his family farm and homestead in Baileyton, where he helped farm cotton as a child and then cattle later in his adulthood. He was an avid lifelong fan and season ticket holder of Alabama Crimson Tide football. Bob was baptized in Christ in 1954, and attended Madison Church of Christ in Madison until his death.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Selmer; mother, Alma Ruth Ford; and sister, Margaret Jean Jones, all of Baileyton.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Lois Puckett Edwards; two sons, Rick Edwards of Raleigh, N.C. (Kristy); Jeff Edwards of Harvest (Tammy); a daughter, Susan Kleminsky of Madison (David); seven grandchildren, Kristian Testerman (Skylar), Connor Kleminsky, Bill Edwards, Lily Edwards, Andrew Edwards, Noah Edwards and Sophia Edwards; and a great-grandchild, Maya Testerman.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Legacy Chapel Funeral Home in Madison. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Baileyton Cemetery in Baileyton.
Published on March 7, 2018