Larry Mitchell Jones, age 73 of Owingsville, KY entered Heaven's Gates Saturday Morning, February 3, 2024 after an extended illness. He was born August 14, 1950 to his loving mother Ida Wayne (Crouch) Creech. He was born and raised in Bath County.
Larry is survived by his Beloved Wife of 55 yrs. Edith Jones and his loving daughter Lorie Jones, his mother Ida Creech of Lakeland, FL, one brother Thomas (Jo) Jones of Lakeland, FL, one sister Pamela (Randall) Driggers of Lakeland, FL and several nieces and nephews, a Special Aunt Lucille Ingram of Owingsville, KY and Special Beloved cousins Wendell and Judy Ingram and Kenny Dewayne Crouch, Uncles Melvin, Stanley & Kenneth Crouch, special dedicated friends Dr. Christian Weigel, Tony & Sue Belcher, Gregg Whitt, Gary & Kathy Henderson, Annita Heath, Diddy Bo & Lornea Warren, Mike & Linda Gorrell, Ronnie & Gertie Faudere, Jimbo & Lisa Caudill and Donna McDonald.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell Jones and Daniel Jones of Lakeland, Florida and two Special Uncles Calvin Ingram and Roger Norris both of which whose influence greatly impacted his strong faith in the Lord and his work ethic which enabled him to become the man that we will forever respect and honor.
He worked over 38 yrs. for the Local 181 International Union of Operating Engineers. He spent the latter part of his career as a crane operator at Spurlock Power Plant in Maysville, KY where he then retired. His union buddies will forever be remembered as a loyal brotherhood that always stood together on the firm foundation of faith, family and friendships that last a lifetime. Thanks to ALL of you...
Larry was a wonderful, intelligent man as a husband, father and friend. He loved God with all of his heart and spent a lifetime protecting a strong faith and trust in the Lord and if you were around him for any length of time past a minute on the front porch he would be talking about the powerful treasures found in the Word of God and seeking your input and collaboration on what you could add to your faith and his. It became the foundation of his life and family. He certainly built his house on the Rock of Jesus Christ. He also had a powerful love inside of him that he generously shared with all his family, friends and co-workers. He was known to be a spiritual leader and loved to dress well for church. All who knew him will agree he was definitely a perfectionist with a passion for order. He was strong in character, honorable, trustworthy, full of life and laughter. We absolutely loved his endless sense of humor no matter what season of life. To the end, he was always raising his hands and giving thanks to the Lord for His goodness in his life. He will be forever remembered as the greatest love of our lives. A lifetime wasn't long enough. But eternity will come when we will be together forever. He left this world laying, but now, without a shadow of a doubt…he’s running!
Pallbearers include Wendell Ingram, Tony Belcher, Tony Norris, Ronnie Faudere, Jimbo Caudill, Bruce Davidson, and Bobby Jones.
Honorary Pallbearers include Gary Oney, Diddy Bo Warren, Lenny Crouch, Rev. Realzda McNabb, Gary Harvey, Jerry Hatfield, and Larry Griggs.
Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home at 1:00 PM February 7, 2024, with Rev. Gregg Whitt, Rev. Kenny Crouch, and Bro. Gary Henderson officiating. Following the service, Larry will be laid to rest at the Kendall Springs Cemetery in Owingsville.
Visitation will be from 11:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home.
The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is caring for all the arrangements of Larry Jones.