Bob Jones, Sr.
Robert Davis Reynolds Jones|
October 30, 1883
January 16, 1968 (aged 84)|
Greenville, South Carolina
|Resting place||Bob Jones University|
|Home town||Brannon Stand (Dothan), Alabama|
|Title||President of Bob Jones University|
|Successor||Bob Jones, Jr.|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Gaston Stollenwerck Jones|
William Alexander Jones|
Georgia Ann Creel Jones
Bob Jones, Sr (October 30, 1883—January 16, 1968) was an American, Christian, Fundamentalist, evangelist, broadcaster, and founder of Bob Jones University. He was born the eleventh of twelve children to William and Georgia Jones.
In 1905, Jones married Bernice Sheffield, who got tuberculosis and died within ten months of their marriage. On June 17, 1908, he married Mary Gaston Stollenwerck, whom he had met as a choir member. Their only child, Bob Jones, Jr. was born October 19, 1911 in Montgomery.
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