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James Robert "Bob" Jeans

April 19, 1927 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 93)

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James R. “Bob” Jeans, age 93 of Daleville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at The Glebe in Daleville.

Bob was born in St. Louis, Missouri April 19, 1927 and was the son of the late John B. and Elizabeth A. Fisher Jeans. He grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri and lived at Smith Mountain Lake for 15 years and Rocky Mount for seven years before moving to The Glebe in 2014.

Bob served in the US Navy and was a graduate of University of Missouri with a degree in electrical engineering. While in college, he worked part-time as a broadcast engineer for two radio stations. Bob worked with ITT Laboratories in Nutley, New Jersey from 1950 to 1970 where he designed avionics equipment for the US Air Force. While with ITT, Bob received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1970, he worked for the CIA in McLean, Virginia as an engineer in the Science and Technology Division.

Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret “Peggy” Brolly Jeans; his children: Carol (Bill) Perry of Gainesville, Virginia, Elaine (Mike) Dewey of Centerville, Virginia, Bob (Liz) Jeans of Glade Hill, Virginia, Jim (Leslie) Jeans of Reston, Virginia, John (Kristie) Jeans of Shawnee, Oklahoma; fourteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass celebrating Bob’s life will be 11:00 AM Friday December 11 at Church of the Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road Fincastle with Rev. Fr. Stephen McNally officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 2:30 Friday at Resurrection Catholic Church Cemetery, 15353 Moneta Road Moneta.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Glebe Benevolent Fund 200 The Glebe Boulevard Daleville Virginia 24083.

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December 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Church of the Transfiguration
7624 Roanoke Road
Fincastle, VA 24090

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Resurrection Catholic Church Cemetery
15353 Moneta Road
Moneta, VA 24121


The Glebe Benevolent Fund
200 The Glebe Boulevard, Daleville VA 24083

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