1929 Lawrence 2020

Lawrence Jones

October 22, 1929 — November 8, 2020

Lawrence Paul Jones, age 91.

Sunrise 10/22/29, Sunset 11/8/20

Born and raised in Newark Ohio, Larry was a graduate of Newark High School and The Ohio State University. He was a Korean War veteran serving as a radarman on the USS Fletcher 1948-1952. After graduating from OSU, he taught Industrial Arts, Math and Driver Education in Columbus Public Schools. He managed the Office of Testing and Evaluation at The Ohio State University 1968-1988. Larry was preceded in death by parents Charles Paul Jones and Freda Lawrence, as well as sisters Paula Ann and Phylis. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Merianne, daughter Kristen Gerhard (Ron) of Nashville, son Eric (Betsy) of Hilliard, sister Carol Yost of Newark, grandchildren Alex, Allison, Evan, and Ben, and many nieces and nephews. Larry was a long time active member of the Worthington United Methodist Church as well as a Mason with the New England Lodge No 4F &AM. Larry and Merianne enjoyed 47 wonderful years in their house on Haymore, raising their family and entertaining their many friends. Larry was especially fond of his OSU testing crew. He enjoyed exercising with Merianne and their many friends at the Griswold Center in Worthington. Larry will always be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks from our family to the wonderful staff at the Forum at Knightsbridge for the care Dad received.

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