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Robert Blaine Jones
January 19, 1937 ~ September 23, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Robert Blaine Jones, 85, went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2022. Blaine was born to Paul and Pauline Jones on January 19, 1937, in Clinton, Oklahoma and moved to Pryor as a small child. Growing up in Pryor, Blaine played sports in high school, hung out with friends, and enjoyed snow skiing. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Among the myriad of command positions, Blaine was a F-4 fighter pilot and served overseas in Vietnam, Thailand, England, and Korea. Blaine was awarded with the Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with V device and two oak leaf clusters along with many other awards and decorations. He enjoyed his work flying as a fighter pilot, restoring old vehicles, helping veterans, creating fishponds, and playing with his grandchildren with his beloved wife, Margaret. After his retirement from the Air Force, Blaine went on to earn several degrees including a B.S. from the University of Tulsa, an MBA from Georgia State University, and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University. He practiced as a lawyer and judge in Pryor, Oklahoma and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, United States District Courts and the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma. Blaine was very active in Veterans organizations, civic organizations, and religious affiliations.
Blaine is reunited with his loving wife, Margaret, the day after she too entered the kingdom of Heaven; along with his parents, Paul and Pauline Jones and sister, Ruth Jones.
His memory is cherished by their children, Stanley Paul Jones and wife Rebekah Jones Gloria Jones Insley and husband Michael W. Insley, Jr.; grandchildren, Michael Wayne Insley, III and wife Lindsay B. Insley, Margaret Amelia Loveless and husband Robert G. Loveless, Mindy Blaine Beacham and husband William Todd Beacham, Conner Kai Jones; great-grandchildren, Landon Loveless, Luke Loveless, Lainie Loveless, Michael Insley, IV, Brady Beacham, Brantley Beacham; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A service for Margaret and Blaine will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 2:00PM at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Pryor, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary (P.A.W.S) or Smile Train.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at claytorrollins.com.