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Robert Lee Jones, the smiling face at the guard house that greeted visitors to Thunderbolt Marine each morning, died from injuries he suffered in a car crash last week. He was 60 years old.

Mr. Jones worked as security at Savannah’s yacht yards since the late 1980s. He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1985 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 34 years, Leona B. Simmons-Jones, two sons, a stepson and three stepdaughters, three brothers and six sisters, and seven grandchildren.

Robert Lee Jones, a guard at Thunderbolt Marine, died from injuries he suffered in a car crash last week.

Robert Lee Jones, a guard at Thunderbolt Marine, died from injuries he suffered in a car crash last week.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, Ga.

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