Larry Jones PDF Print E-mail

Larry David Jones, 68, of Prosperity, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23, 2015.

He was the son of the late Robert and Lucille Jones. He was an Army veteran and a proud graduate of the University of Iowa.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Josh, Anna, Nikki and Misty; a sister, Judy and a number of grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held with a memorial service to be announced later. The family respectfully request that no flowers be sent, but that memorials be made to the American Red Cross for the Flood Relief Victims, Central SC Chapter, 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

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#30 Richard Franklin 2015-10-31 10:56
Larry and I both started about the same time for National Starch in Meredosia. I always enjoyed his friendship. I am saddened to hear of his passing, and wish to send my sincerest condolences to his family. I am sorry that we did not keep in touch after retirement. I have fond memories of our time together at Meredosia and afterward.
 
 
#29 Donna Gorsh 2015-10-31 09:05
It has been a week since I learned of Larry's passing & I still can't wrap my head around it. Shirley. Judy & families, my thoughts, prayers & sympathies are with you at this very sad time. I have many memories of the fun times we had growing up. Love you. Larry. RIP.
 
 
#28 David Matthews 2015-10-29 08:11
Larry was my first manager when I joined National Starch in Meredosia back in 1982. I will never forget Larry for his guidance and kindness in helping a new college grad get his career started. My condolences to Shirley and family.
 
 
#27 Diane Stevens 2015-10-29 08:11
Larry will always be part of the fond memories I have growing up, from the wonderful "Maas" family get togethers to the birthday, anniversary, etc. celebrations. Again, one of the good guys has left this earth way too soon. My thoughts & prayers are with you Shirley & family. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of his hand in the days ahead.
Diane Kleinmeyer Stevens
 
 
#26 Jack McCarthy 2015-10-28 14:30
Very sad news Shirley and family. Larry was one of my main mentors and friends as I basically followed in his foots steps in both Meredosia and Enoree. Ariana, Josh, Nikki probably don't remember me and my wife Sherry because we knew them way back in the late 70's and early 80's when we lived in Jacksonville, IL. My condolences to each of you. Your dad was a great guy and good friend to me. Very sorry that we lost touch with each other after his retirement.
 
 
#25 Kathryn Dresbach 2015-10-28 10:28
Ariana and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs, kisses, and prayers to all of you.
 
 
#24 Ken Gaspar 2015-10-28 10:22
Shirley and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Larry was a good man, and greatly respected during his years with NSCC. He was one of the few upper managers I had interviewed with in NJ back in 1990. I remember him telling about the log cabin he was building in SC when he retired. My deepest condolences. Sincerely, Ken Gaspar
 
 
#23 Sandra Gilliam 2015-10-28 09:06
Shirley,
Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a nice and fair plant manager at National Starch. Praying for you.

Sandra Gilliam
 
 
#22 Abby Junge 2015-10-28 08:50
Shirley and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Larry. It's been years since you both moved away from the Enoree, SC area. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I still remember the first day he walked in as our new plant manager to what was then "National Starch". He had his work boots in hand and was ready to be a "working" manager.
 
 
#21 Pat Smeal 2015-10-28 08:34
Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember Larry when he came to the plant in Enoree as the Plant Manager. Always a jovial personality.
Pat (Holmes) Smeal
 
 
#20 Peter Oddo 2015-10-28 08:02
As a former National Starch employee, it was always a pleasure being around, and working with Larry. He always had a positive approach and a straightforward attitude. I am sorry for your loss.
 
 
#19 John Mathews 2015-10-28 07:59
Here's one of my more unusual memories with Larry. It was about 1984, I had just transferred from Kansas City to Enoree/Woodruff, SC where Larry was my first real boss. The plant decided to form a softball team and play in the lightly competitive industrial league. Our first game was in Woodruff at night - many of us had never played under lights before. In the first inning a ball is hit high to the outfield - to Larry. I was in the position next to him - with a good view. As it came down, he was under it - and then it whacks him right in the head/glasses. I had to take him to hospital. Needless to say, our participation in the league fizzled fairly quickly.
Larry was a great boss, and great to be with outside of work. We will miss him - but I will keep my memories. John Mathews
 
 
#18 Joanne Georgiana 2015-10-28 07:50
I worked with Larry at National Starch for years. I remember how excited he was to build and move into his log cabin in South Carolina. My prayers to the Jones family during this difficult time.
 
 
#17 Amy Skaggs 2015-10-27 12:40
Your family is in our prayers, Ariana. Love, Amy and Matthew
 
 
#16 Lynette Maas Stults 2015-10-27 11:12
Our thought and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Lynette and family
 
 
#15 Paulette Bildstein 2015-10-27 08:29
Family and friends-So sorry to hear about Larry's passing and our hearts go out to all of you in this time of loss. Paulette Bildstein and Mary Rausch.
 
 
#14 Bob & Cathie Hartzog 2015-10-27 06:14
Shirley and family,
We will miss talking to Larry as he walked by with dogs, Thelma and Louise. He was a good neighbor and friend.
Our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Bob and Cathie Hartzog.
 
 
#13 Fred Hassett 2015-10-26 22:41
Shortly after Larry moved into Harbor View we found out that we played the same sports in school and pulled for the same major league teams. Every time we'd meet up at road as he walked the dogs and I went up to the mailbox the tales of our exploits would be expounded upon (improved on) until both of us were capable of playing at the NFL level as freshmen in high school. Ever time I saw him coming down the road I'd begin thinking up yet another exploit in which I dazzled the home crowd and Larry would be doing the same thing. By the time we moved both Larry and I were awaiting our call to the NFL Hall Of Fame (still waitin'). Larry was a fun guy and our friend. Sandra and I are glad we got to know you and we'll miss you, Larry.
 
 
#12 Jan Maas Stults 2015-10-26 21:48
I was younger than Larry, but remember the wonderful times at the Jones home. Larry, you will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jan Stults and family
 
 
#11 Tommy Suber 2015-10-26 19:53
I met Larry through my work at the Country Club of Newberry. He gave me a big greeting every morning he came in to play golf.He will be greatly missed at the club. My deepest sympathy to the family.
 
 
#10 Rich Loretta Grable 2015-10-26 17:15
Shirley, we were so very sorry to hear about Larry. He was such a nice man. May God comfort you in your loss. Larry will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#9 Dennis Maas 2015-10-26 16:44
I looked up to cousin Larry as we grew up and when young living next to each other we played together. I will miss my older cousin. Shirley and family you have my deepest sympathy and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Dennis Maas
 
 
#8 Jeannine Hopka 2015-10-26 13:58
Shirley and family- Shocked and saddened to hear about Larry. My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all-
Jeannine
 
 
#7 Marcia Miller 2015-10-26 13:57
Larry was such a good person. We talked about family often and the things we were doing with them. My heart goes out to each of you. Most sincerely, Marcia Miller
 
 
#6 Allan Harden 2015-10-26 13:26
Misty, we are all remembering you and your family at this time. You are all in our prayers.
 
 
#5 Clyde & Murph Ward 2015-10-26 09:05
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
 
 
#4 Judy Jones Jacobs 2015-10-25 21:47
He was my big brother in all ways. We grew up poor and many times it seemed it was he and I against the world. We played, rode horses, fished, and dreamed together. We laughed together and cried together and I cannot believe he is really gone. God Bless, Larry. And thank you for being my big brother.
 
 
#3 Tom & Donna Eustace 2015-10-25 18:11
My friend Larry made me feel so welcomed when I moved to Prosperity. I will miss riding together to match play and central seniors. He always got us there. He will always be missed. I'm so sorry for the your loss. Larry was a great friend and will be missed.
Sincerely,
Tom Eustace
 
 
#2 Ed Elizabeth Skinne 2015-10-25 18:07
Shirley,so sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
 
 
#1 Lee & Pat Turner 2015-10-24 20:37
My Match Play Golf partner. I will never forget Larry. I am so sad. We shared so many good times together. You all have my deepest sympathy.
Sincerely,
Lee Turner