Larry is survived by Sandra Reed Jones, his wife of 50 years; his children, Kelli McGarey and Brad Jones of Austin, Texas; his grandchildren, William and Felicia Crossland, Clayton Jones, Callie McGarey, Tyler McGarey, Sierra Vela and Blayne Jones; his great-grandson, Jaycee Crossland; his sisters, Lorna (Gordon) Powers and Kathryn (Jim) Anderson; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Larry was born on January 22, 1941, in Midland, Michigan. He and Sandy married on June 24th, 1960, and spent most of their married years in South Texas. He was employed with BD Holt as a Mechanic’s Helper in 1961, and retired as Vice President of Energy Industries, a subsidiary of BD Holt, in 1992. Upon retirement from Energy Industries, Larry remained very active as an entrepreneur in many areas including an internet business, professional consulting services and training, electric vehicle design and development, and the family’s ranch in Beeville, where he raised longhorn cattle and miniature donkeys and was an active member of the Texas Longhorn Association.
Sandy and Larry moved to their Lucky S & L Ranch full time in 2001, where they enjoyed their ranch lifestyle with their immediate and extended families and many friends.
Larry was actively involved in the Bee County Wildlife Management Association, the Texas Organization of Wildlife Management Associations and the Coastal Bend Prescribed Burn Association.
Family and friends were invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 11th, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1500 E. FM 351, in Beeville, Texas, and/or Sunday, December 12th, at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2500 Earl Rudder Freeway and Highway 6 in College Station, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, our family suggests a donation to one of Larry’s passions, Bee County Wildlife Association Scholarship Fund, www.bee-county-wildlife.org, Coastal Bend Prescribed Burn Association, www.prescribedburn.org or Texas Organization of Wildlife Management Association, www.towma.org. Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Services