Larry L. Jones, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:43 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born on Feb. 13, 1940, in Lima, to Robert D. and Lodema G. Kaufman Jones, who preceded him in death. Â He married Rebecca Rhodes on Dec. 26, 1970, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Mr. Jones had worked for Ford and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Â He was a member of VFW Post 8445 Wapakoneta and the Local UAW 1219.
Additional survivors include four sons: Roibin Jones, Mark Jones, both of Chillicothe, Rodney Jones of Waverly, Jeff (Theresa) Ruppert of Wapakoneta; two daughters: Lisa (Kevin) Lowe of Waynesfield and Kathy (Greg) Chambers of Marysville; 12 grandchildren, Derek (Amber), Devin Chambers, Shelby Ruppert, Jessica, Collin and Lynsey Lowe, Tori and Destiny Jones, Travis Jones, Robert Lebow, Stevii Neumann and Christopher Hasman; great-grandchildren: Leyton, Rozelyn and Gweneth Chambers; a brother, Harry (Linda) Jones of Shawnee, in-laws: Â Kathryn Hedrick of Cridersville, Joseph (May) Rhodes of Shawnee and Chuck Rhodes of Cridersville. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 8445.
He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Norma Jean Walsham.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m., Friday, March 7 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8, with Pastor James C. Couser officiating at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.