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Larry R. Jones


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Larry R. Jones

Springfield - Larry Ray Jones, 68, Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospital following a short illness.

He was born September 4, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of the late Walter and Ernestine (Edwards) Jones. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Peggy Jones.

Larry was a US Army Green Beret Special Forces Airborne veteran serving at Fort Bragg during the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from Central High School in 1968 entering the Army in September of that year. He served three years, being honorably discharged in September of 1971. He returned to Springfield and began a career with the City of Springfield in street maintenance. At the time of his retirement in February 2007 he was a supervisor over street maintenance.

A lifelong fisherman, Larry spent most of his time at Truman Lake catching crappie. He was also a talented maker of fishing lures, which he gifted to family, friends and even strangers.

Larry was inducted into the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Hall of Fame in May of 2015, having donated his highly sought-after O negative blood for over 20 years reaching a milestone of donating 30-plus gallons.

He is survived by a son, Michael J Russell and his wife Kristen, grandchildren, Rykin and Remi Russell; a sister, Alfrieda Frasier, and a son, Brandon Jones; a grandson Cale Jones, and great grandson, Elias Jones; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018. At J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. A simple service will be held following the visitation at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors will be held at a later date.

The family requests Memorial donations to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, 220 W. Plainview, Springfield, MO 65810

Online condolences may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.
Published in the News-Leader on May 17, 2018
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