Larry G. Jones Sr., age 83, of Sioux City, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City.
A funeral service was held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville with Clif Cockburn officiating. Full military rites followed the service. Burial will be at a later date.
Larry Jones was born on September 2, 1935 in Hinton, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Ella (Richards) Jones.
He was raised in Hinton and attended Hinton schools until 1946, when his family moved to Sioux City.
Larry attended school at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School until the family moved to Cherokee, and he graduated from Cherokee High School.
Upon graduation, Larry joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. While he was there, he enjoyed working with the orphaned children. He then joined the Air National Guard.
Larry attended business college in Sioux City and was employed with Midwest Electric until starting Jones Bookkeeping and Tax Service.
Larry later started his business H & H Wholesale where he sold weatherization materials to government agencies. He also co-facilitated Broken Silence, a suicide support group, for many years.
On August 13, 1977 he met his soulmate, Trish Horton Butters. They had a whirlwind romance and were married on November 18, 1977 in Moville, Iowa.
Larry enjoyed golfing, reading, dancing, hunting and doing 4th of July fireworks with his grandchildren. The highlight of their year was always the trip to Cancun, which he and Trish did for 25 years. They made many friends there and always coordinated their trips to see one another.
He is survived by his wife of 41 ½ years, Trish; his sons: Skip Jones and wife Becky, Randy Jones, and Mark Jones and wife Shanna; his step-son, Todd Butters and wife Angie; 16 grandchildren: Mike Jones, Kinzer, Kayla, Keaston, Johanna and Casie Jones, Kolby, Jozlyn, Beau, Jack and Mia Jones, Jon La Croix and wife Jessica, Alyssa and Jack Butters, Cassie Butters Franklin and Kara Franklin; nine great-grandchildren: Austin, Easton, Kaesyn, Ethan, Wyatt, Dallas Paiten, John, Matthew and a baby boy due in September; his mother-in-law, Pat (Horton) Milbrodt; his sister, Evelyn Woolworth; his sister-in-law, Jeanne Jones; many nieces and nephews; two grand-dogs, Peaches and Dakota; and a host of wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Lowell, Pat, Gerald, Wayne, John, Dave and Tom; his sister, Theta; his step-son, Troy Butters; his grandson, Chris Jones; his father-in-law, Junior Horton; his beloved dog, Taffy and his grand-dog, Danny.
We miss him so much already. We know that he’s smiling down on us.