Lyall Richard Jones Oct. 31, 1949 - April 21, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Lyall Richard Jones, 64, residing in South Bend, passed away at 5:35 pm Monday, April 21, 2014, while working. He was born Oct. 31, 1949, in South Bend, to the late Hubert and Thelma Jones, and had remained a lifelong area resident. Lyall retired from the United States Army after 20 years. He worked for the Dana Corporation in Mishawaka for 17 years and then worked in custodial engineering until his death. Lyall was a big-hearted person who enjoyed helping others and will be greatly missed. On Aug. 18, 1974, in South Bend, Lyall married the former Alberta Torres, who survives. He is also survived by daughters, JoAnne M. Jones of Tucson, AZ, Suzanne C. Jones of South Bend, Michelle L. Jones of South Bend and Melanie Voss of Terre Haute, IN; son, Lyall A. Jones of South Bend; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Christena Anderson of Lorain, OH, and Nancy (William) Meyers of Tucson, AZ; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services for Lyall will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Military graveside honors and burial will follow at South-lawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 11 am to 1 pm on Wednesday in the funeral home prior to services. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Lyall may be donated to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Online condolences may be left for the Jones family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Palmer Funeral Homes - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN 46635
Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 27, 2014