Larry Ray Jones age 74, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Larry was born December 26, 1945 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Harry T. and Evelyn A. (Morrison) Jones. Larry married Trisha Bonham August 31, 1963. They had two children, Catherine and Kyle. In early years Larry worked at Snoco Industries as a welder while helping his dad on the farm. After leaving there, he was a farm hand for local farmers for a couple years. After moving to town, he began his career in Law Enforcement with the Missouri Valley Police Department. He also did part time work as a Special Deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. He then transferred to the Street Department where he stayed until his retirement in 2008. After retirement Larry and Trisha spent time traveling and wintering in Florida. Larry’s hobbies included riding motorcycles, boating, golfing, fishing trips with his friends, and spending time with his family. In his younger days, Larry was even a pilot. He has been involved in many clubs and organizations, some of which include the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3876, Masonic Lodge #232, Fraternal Order of Elk’s #531, Logan-Missouri Valley Country Club and he was a member of the Missouri Valley Fire Department. Larry and Trisha attended the Missouri Valley United Methodist Church. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Evelyn Jones, his in-laws Lloyd and Irene Bonham, his faithful 4-legged companion Millie.
He is survived by his wife Trisha Bonham Jones of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Catherine Jones and significant other Jerry of Missouri valley, Iowa, Kyle Jones and wife Brenda of Honey Creek, Iowa, Cara Davis and husband Andrew of Parkville, Missouri, Cole Jones and wife Alicia of Omaha, Nebraska, Thaddius Harper and fiancé Brittany of Blair, Nebraska, Mickayla Harper and significant other Izzy of Kansas City, Missouri, great grandchildren, George, Evelyn, Kaden, Mackenna, Lily, Kinley, Patrick and Addison.
Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club following the Celebration of Life Service at the church.
In Loving Memory Of
Larry Ray Jones
Born December 26, 1945 Council Bluffs, Iowa
Entered Into Rest March 1, 2020 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Celebration of Life Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020
United Methodist Church Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Jason Gutzmer
“Amazing Grace” “Far Side Banks of Jordan”
“I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died”
Honorary Pall Bearers
Ken Dooley Forrest Love
Bob Green Doug Short
Bud Dooley Jim Hiller
Pall Bearers (Grandsons)
Thaddius Cole Kaden Patrick
Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa (At A Later Date)