Jones Robert

Robert Alan Jones

June 13, 1953 - December 4, 2018

Robert Alan Jones, of Frisco, passed away December 4, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family.  He was born June 13, 1953, in Paris, TX, to Eugenia & Robert Albright Jones.  He was proud to be an 8th generation Texan with two ancestors who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto along with several who were Texas Rangers.

Robert was a graduate of W.T. White High School, Dallas, and the University of Texas at Austin (BBA in Finance, 1975) where he met his wife, Colleen.  He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and a Life Member of the UT Ex-Students Association where he volunteered with many scholarship-related events.  After graduation, Robert began his career as a custom homebuilder and also worked with his father in the real estate business.  In 1996 he partnered with Mark Zale and co-founded Newcastle homes, a successful homebuilding company built on honesty and integrity.  To date, Newcastle Homes has built over 900 homes throughout the Dallas area.

Plano was his home for over 20 years.  He supported his sons in all activities including coaching their sports teams and serving as the 2001 Plano West Quarterback Club Captain.  His love of God led him to St. Andrew UMC where he served as an usher for several years and developed many friendships.  After moving to Frisco, he joined and faithfully attended Grace Avenue UMC.  When he could not attend, he enjoyed streaming the service online.  He commented many times that a good Sunday set his course for the following week!

Robert loved gardening and planting flowers.  He was passionate about health, fitness, golf, and the Texas Longhorns.  He shared these passions with his sons who were the light of his life.  He was proud that both sons followed him to UT where they continued to bond over all things burnt orange including a glorious family trip to the Rose Bowl for the 2005 BCS National Championship game.

Robert was a kind, decent, and humble man who brought true empathy to his relationships with others and had an enviable level of patience. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Colleen Terry Jones and his sons, Robert Alan Jones Jr. of New York City and Austin Terry Jones of San Francisco; sister, Brenda (John) Wood; nephew, Ryan Wood; aunt, Shirley (Bruce) Barber; mother-in-law, Mary Terry; in-laws, Marianne (Gary) Hatsell, Elizabeth (Brent) Fox, Harold (Becky) Terry, John Terry, Samuel (Stacy) Terry; and many nieces, nephews & cousins.  Special thanks to sister-in-law, Dr. Stacy Terry, for her selfless advice and advocacy throughout his illness.  A memorial service will be held at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, Frisco, December 14, 2018, at 1:00pm, officiated by Pastor Billy Echols-Richter.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Avenue UMC.

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So very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you. Elizabeth Arnold Puls, December 16, 2018 Our deepest condolences. Robert was such a good man that touched the heart of many. Heaven gained another angel fly high our friend ! We will keep the family and friends in our prayers . Donna and Rodney Stanford DONNA STANFORD , December 14, 2018 I was saddened and shocked to hear this news. God bless you, Colleen and help you get through this really tough time. I'm glad you have your mom, sisters, brothers, and sons to help support you. I know, with all that support, there is still a big hole in your heart. I wish we had gotten together a few more times. I love my cousins. Bob Suttie, December 14, 2018 Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Robert. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in eternal peace! Bobby & Tejpal Hooghan, December 14, 2018 Colleen, I was startled to hear of Bobby's passing. My thoughts went immediately to you and Robert (Jr.), who I knew and loved so much. What a great man Bobby was! I remember meeting him for the very first time so many years ago. He was welcoming (as you are), kind, funny in a quiet sort of way, and how he loved you and your two sons, and football. He was so proud of his beautiful, kind and intelligent family. I can't believe he was taken away so early, but I know he is another angel waiting for all of us there in Heaven. May he guide your thoughts and actions with his spiritual presence and love. I think of all of you often. You are all very special to me. My condolences, Colleen, and to Robert and your other son too. Love you all, Libby
Libby Goldman, December 13, 2018 I am stunned and heartbroken at this news. Robert was one of the most kind, lovely and classy true gentlemen I have ever met. What a loss for all. Oh Colleen I am so very sorry!!!!! Alan and Maribeth Hinderer, December 13, 2018 What great, great memories with many of them being at Cedar Creek Lake. With both families having houses at the lake we would water ski and tube all day long! We were blessed to have that opportunity and I was blessed to share those moments and many others with Bobby! Tetherball is where the friendship began.! Peace be with family and friends. John Waghorne, December 13, 2018 I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Robert was a wonderful and respectful person to work with at Newcastle regarding our house they built. He will be missed. Keith and Jackie shoemaker, December 13, 2018 This news is so very sad to hear. We lost a good Christian man who loved his family and friends. I’ve known Robert since 2000 when our sons played football at Plano West and both church members at St. Andrew. A man of character, integrity and strong values. I really liked Robert and he will definitely be missed. God bless his family. Gerald Smith , December 12, 2018 I could not believe when I heard about Robert. Robert was humble honest and cared for people. I worked for Robert and Colleen from mid 20's to early 30's. Robert Colleen and Newcastle was always my home. I learned so much about life honestly and how to be a man from Robert. He will be truly missed but his legacy will live on. He touched my life in so many ways and I will never forget him. God has truly recieved an angel. Dylan Ellis Dylan Ellis, December 11, 2018 Humble, friendly, and no ego...just a few thoughts that come to my mind about Robert. The last time we spoke he was telling me about how proud he was of his two sons. Don Wims, December 11, 2018 So sorry to hear about Robert. What a great guy! Wonderful, helpful, & knowledgable person. Will miss his friendly face & smile. My condolences Ron Dungan, December 11, 2018 I'm very sorry for your loss, may God bless you and your entire family!!!
dwayne pfeifer, December 11, 2018 Colleen, my condolences to you, your sons and extended family. Bobby was a friend of mine and so many others in high school. I have some great memories of that orange Dodge Charger, Bobby at the wheel, with some Jethro Tull or Led Zepplin blasting. That thing would fly! Bobby was his own man, and a good one. I was looking forward to seeing him at our coming WTW 50th reunion. Mike Wooldridge, Bruce Montgomery and myself will drink a toast to you, Bob, and we'll all see each other someday at a Heavenly reunion. Phil Seaman, December 11, 2018 Robert was a very patient, kind hearted person. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know him and Colleen. I will never forget our simple chats about exercise, healthy eating and Turkey Trots with his sons. It was apparent how he showed his love for his family and business. He went out of his way to help others and make them feel important. He will be missed. I pray for his family and friends to know that we care. Nathan and Teresa Nix
Teresa Nix, December 11, 2018 Mike Tiner informed me of Bob's passing. He was so full of life and kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family and friends. I will not be able to attend the service, but will be thinking of you all. He was a good man. Frank Stroube, December 10, 2018 Colleen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I am sorry for your loss. Robert was a very kind man and so proud of his family and his Texas heritage! I enjoyed getting to see him when he would come and visit with Mark. I am praying that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Sammye Sammye Risinger, December 10, 2018 Robert was one great human being ! He was kind, selfless, humble, and a great husband, father, and friend. Robert loved being a homebuilder, loved his family, and loved Texas Longhorn football. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
jim richardson, December 9, 2018 A man we all looked up to. Star in WTWhite. you wii be missed gayle mulberry Abernethy , December 9, 2018 I am high school friend. I did not know him well but he was always kind and friendly. I am truly sorry for your loss. Kathi Stone Couch, December 8, 2018