Larry went home to be with Jesus on November 10, 2016. John 14:1-2. Mr. Jones was born November 4, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Charles Stewart and Emma Joy Jones.
Larry served his country in WWII, both as an able seaman on the Great Lakes in 1942 and as a sergeant in the army of the United States from 1942-1946.
Larry graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943 (in service). After WWII, he studied at the DeForest-DeVry Institute. After conversion to Christ on April 17, 1947, Larry studied at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary. He also took additional courses at MSU and Moody Bible Institute. He married Mary Elizabeth Schulert on August 27, 1949. God blessed this marriage with four children: Timothy, Stephen, Kathy and Phillip.
Larry pastored six Baptist churches. He also worked in fire and casualty insurance for Mourer-Foster Insurance for 31 years. Larry was a member of South Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at Ingham Medical Hospital and the Oak Park YMCA.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Timothy (Jane) Jones, Stephen (Karen) Jones, Kathy (Terry) Stanaway and Phillip Larry Jones; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his mother, Emma Jones Westfall; his brother, Glenn Milo Jones; and his sister, Helen Schliewe.
The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will received friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.
Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 11, 2016