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Larry E. Jones Sr.

Larry Everette Jones Sr., 89, of Columbia, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Larry was born in Gum Neck on June 12, 1929 to the late Ashby and Isadora Swindell Jones. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Phyllis Liverman Jones.

Larry was a dedicated member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a draftsman with the Corp of Engineers in Norfolk, Va. and later moved back to Tyrrell County and established Larry’s General Merchandise. He was an avid outdoorsman and dedicated to his community, serving as the president of the Rotary Club and as a Tyrrell County commissioner.

In addition to his wife, surviving are daughter Chris J. Carson and husband Jacky; sons Larry E. “Chip” Jones Jr. and wife Lynn and Carl E. Jones and wife Elaine, all of Columbia; grandchildren Larry E. “Tripp” Jones III and wife Brooke, Hunter Jones and wife Kerri, all of Wilmington; Haley C. Whitener and husband Travis, Brian Carson and wife Katie, Andy Jones and wife Brooke, all of Columbia; and Megan Jones McLaughlin and husband Scott of Zebulon; nine great-grandchildren and sisters Kathleen Spencer and husband Billy of Elizabeth City and Earline J. Kemp of Norfolk, Va.

He was preceded in death by brothers Sam Jones, Josh Jones, Claude Jones and sisters Elsie J. Spencer and Lillie Mae J. Cahoon.

A memorial service was held January 10.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

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