Charles "Larry" Jones
1938 - 2012
Charles "Larry" Jones of Greeley Hill, California, passed away at his home surrounded by his family after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer.
Larry was born in Oxnard, California in 1938 to June Evelyn Coen and Charles William McPherson. He was raised by his step-father Mack Jones and June in Lomita, California. He was a graduate of Narbonne High School and UCLA, School of Prosthetics.
Since 1962 he was a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (CP) and served on the founding board of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prothetists (AAOP). Original owner and operator of Long Beach Artificial Limb Company and Central Valley Prosthetics of Merced, he later retired from Hangar Prosthetics of Sonora (2005).
Larry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rotary Club, and the Lake Don Pedro Men's Golf Club. He served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and as an Indian Guide leader.
Larry is survived by his wife, Dian Marie Jones; His 6 children, Kathleen Killgore of Arizona; Charles Jones of Bellflower; John Paul Jones of Michigan; Jenifer June of Lawndale; David Mack Jones of Redondo Beach; and Wiley Jones of San Jose; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Lee McPherson of Apple Valley and Rodney Jones of Long Beach. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, June and father, Mack Jones and one granddaughter, Tawney Margaret Ronk.
Friends and family are welcome to gather and celebrate his life at 12 noon, June 2nd at the Groveland LDS Church, 19780 Old Highway 120, Groveland, California. He will be inurned at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, California. www.cvobituaries.com
Published by Merced Sun Star on May 25, 2012.