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Robert Paul Joles

March 20, 1923 August 13, 2013
Robert Paul Joles
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Robert Paul Joles, 90, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord Jesus, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home in Rice, VA. Robert was born March 20, 1923 to Charles and Adda (Gumbert) Joles in Pittsburg, Pa., the youngest of 4 children. Robert served in the Navy in WWII as an Aviation Machinist. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Colonial Heights, Va. He enjoyed working on cars and electronics. He was a long time member of Ivey Memorial Methodist Church. His family, neighbors and friends will remember his generosity, his quiet nature, his devotion to his family, and doing the right thing even when it was hard. He will be greatly missed. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty years, June E. Joles, his parents, his sister Jane Jennings, his brothers Everett and Charles Joles, and his great grandson Owen Greene. He is survived by his daughters, Gwendolyn Martin and husband, Barry of Rice, Va, Amy Akin and husband Mark of Wilmington, NC., and Beth Grissom and Carl Jr of Chesapeake, VA. Eight grandchildren, Amanda Holliday, Erin Greene, Ian Akin, Emily Grissom, Madalyn Grissom, Tori Grissom, David Martin, and James Martin. Five great grandchildren, D.J., Jude, Elijah, Lois, and Piper. Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, Va at 11:00 am with Reverend Robert Greene officiating. The family will greet friends immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrier Project at Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so at Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family

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