August 29, 2022,81, Goldsboro –
Larry Glenn Jones, 81, was granted eternal rest on Monday, August 29, 2022. Larry was born in Wilson County on June 6, 1941, to the late Henry Alton and Ruby Batten Jones.
A graduate of Goldsboro High School, Larry continued his studies at Chowan College and Atlantic Christian College. He later studied at East Carolina University and Auburn University. During his college years, he directed many plays and performed as a soldier in the Lost Colony.
Service above self was a personal motto for Larry, a motto which he began to live, earning his Eagle Scout Award, at the age of 13. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Medical Corp. Continuing his service at the state and local levels, Larry found his place in leadership in a variety of ways. He was actively involved with the boards of the State Employees Credit Union, State Employees Association of North Carolina District 58, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Wayne Opportunity Center, Wayne Group Homes, and Re Nu-Life.
Serving as Director of the Eastern Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Program in Goldsboro, Larry retired after 33 years of service from the State of North Carolina. Additionally, he served as the president of Lar Lin Rehabilitation Associates, Inc., and as a National Surveyor for the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission which allowed him to travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
For many years, Larry was a leading voice with the Wayne County Democratic Party, serving as their chairman from 2002-2005. For his leadership and devotion, he was presented with the Democratic Star Award given by the Democratic Women of North Carolina.
Civic memberships for Larry included the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #139, the Masonic Lodge, and the Shriners. Re-entering his acting days from years ago, Larry often performed as a Clown known as “Nubbin”, riding his little car in many parades. He was an active member of the Golden K Kiwanis.
As a faithful member of Brogden United Methodist Church, Larry offered his gifts of leadership as chair of the church council for many years.
Larry’s service to others was centered on his love of being with people. He enjoyed entertaining around †he pool, beach music, showing off his shagging skills, fishing, golfing, and boating.
Gifts of time and energy to his fellowman didn’t go unnoticed. Due to Larry’s commitment to the greater good of his community, state, and country, he was the recipient of the Goldsboro Mayor’s Trophy, was recognized as Eastern Civitan Distinguished Lieutenant Governor, and most notably received North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Larry’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Karl Grant and Rev. David Moehring officiating. Entombment will be in Wayne Memorial Park with military honors.
Cherishing his life and memories are his devoted wife of 47 years, Linda Mahoney Jones; his son, whom he was extremely proud, Glenn Jones and wife Dyna of San Antonio, TX; and two grandchildren, Ty Jones and Selah Jones.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in his memory to:
Wayne Opportunity Center
P.O. Box 1007
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.