Larry Dale Jones, the son of Howard Haskel and Esta (Bennett) Jones, was born on Sept. 28, 1950, in Wagoner, Okla., and passed away on Aug. 29, 2006, at his home, at 55 years of age.
Larry was a long-time resident of the Vernon County area. He graduated high school in 1969. He was united in marriage to Valerie Mae Salkil on June 13, 1975, in Topeka, Kan. Larry worked as a brick mason the majority of his life and much of his hard work is evident all around the area. He was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie of the home, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jones of Nevada, Matt Jones and Auna of El Dorado Springs, Mo., Melissa Jones and Eric of Fort Myers, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dale Jones Jr. of Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones of Bronaugh, Mo.; Daniel, David, Whitney and Jonathan Jones of the home; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, with Terry Mosher officiating. Burial was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The visitation was prior to the service at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice in the name of Larry Dale Jones in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894, Nevada, MO 64772.