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Larry E. Jones, 75, of Indianapolis, passed away at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born April 16, 1942 in Indianapolis, Larry was the son of the late Oman and Mary Belle Jones.
Larry served his country in the United States Army from 1960 until 1964. He continued to serve his country and community in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for over 40 years; he served the department as a Captain and, at the time of his retirement in 2005, as a Sergeant. Larry also worked part-time as a bodyguard for various celebrities including, Elvis, Dick the Bruiser, James Brown, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Reba McEntire, and Guns N’ Roses, just to name a few. He also worked as a bodyguard at the Golden Gloves and Tyndall Armory in Indianapolis.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Cheryl Ann and Tammy; his sister, Betty and his infant son, Tommy.
Survivors include his two sons, Larry E. Jones, Jr. and his wife, Hua of Greenwood, and Michael J. Jones and his wife Jenny of Indianapolis; his daughter, Amber L. Jones of Indianapolis; his step daughters, Lora C. Blanton and her husband, Ron of Indianapolis, Sabrina A. Snyder of Indianapolis; his step son, Gary A. Snyder and his wife, JoAnn; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Sharon M. Jones-Staples.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Larry E. Jones from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown where Larry will be honored for his dedicated service to his country and community.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, December 22, 2017
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
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