Larry Jones


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

Music Selections

“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

Doug Dewaele

Pall Bearers (Grandsons)

Thaddius                                                                    Cole Kaden Patrick

George                                                           Andrew

Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa (At A Later Date)

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6 Comments

  • Milton Morrison Posted March 2, 2020 3:52 pm

    My prayers and condolences are with Trisha and the family…….from Milt and Family

  • Sharron (Points) Innes Posted March 2, 2020 7:16 pm

    I am sending my deepest sympathy to Trish and family for the loss of Larry. He was my 2nd cousin and I remember babysitting him when his folks Harry and Evelyn lived on North Broadway. We reunited at Peggy (Points) Mefferd’s home in Woodbine shortly before Larry became ill, and for that I am forever grateful. R.I.P. Larry.

  • Christina Waite Posted March 4, 2020 6:36 am

    I want to send my prayers to the Jones family. Larry was a great man. I remember growing up seeing him with dad at work. Thinking of all of you.
    Chris Waite
    Connie and Charlie Waite

  • Lori Williams Posted March 4, 2020 8:22 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad I had the pleasure of getting to know him. I am sure you will all have wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Joshua Posted March 5, 2020 5:46 am

    My thoughts are with Larry’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

  • Patty & Tom Niedermyer Posted March 5, 2020 11:04 am

    Larry Was A Wonderful Person. Always Had A Beautiful Smile.
    So Very Very Sorry.
    Special Condolences. To All The Family.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Love & Hugs. To All The Family.
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer.

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