According to family members, Jones worked for the USPS for seven years, loving his job more than anything. While he was an aspiring engineer, he cherished the connections he made in the community. He also leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter, whom family members described as his entire world.
“Robert was a girl-dad,” Bowman said. “He spent every day with his daughter. He was just planning a trip with her for her birthday coming up in November for Disney. He already had the tickets.”
Jones’ family is determined to find answers and the driver responsible for taking away the father of the girl, who they say is too young to fully understand what happened.
“Where is (the suspect) now?” Bowman asked. “Nobody has said anything. Nobody contacted his mom. My cousin passed Saturday. It’s Monday. We want justice. We want peace.”
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.