Larry Vincent Jones Sr


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Larry Vincent Jones Sr.

Larry Vincent Jones passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the age of seventy-one. He was living in Seattle Washington at the time of his death.

Larry was born on November 15, 1951, to Charlene Ross in Atlanta, GA and was one of six children. He grew up in Atlanta and attended IP Reynolds Elementary School and Bass High School. While attending Bass High school Larry joined the band and found his love for playing the drums. Larry graduated from Bass High School in 1969 and worked several jobs around the metro Atlanta area but it was his love and passion for Jazz and playing the drums that would become his lifelong dream and his profession.

Larry would go on to join different bands and began playing and touring the world as a professional musician, at one point in his life he worked as the drummer for a cruise line, giving him the opportunity to play in different countries and experience diverse cultures abroad. He has performed on four continents with the R&B group the Platters. Larry attained his music degree from Rutgers University in Jazz studies and performance.

Larry moved to Seattle Washington in 1990 where he quickly became a prominent member of the local Jazz scene performing with different bands, playing in local churches, and teaching his students how to compose, arrange and play the drums, his presence will be missed by loved ones, local musicians, and students.

Larry is survived by his sister Jennifer Blount, sister Michelle Ross, and brother Hunter Ross; Son Maltise Jones, son Brian Jones, daughter Kaycie Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, grand-kids, and several cousins.

Larry was preceded in death by his Mother Charlene Ross, Brother Ricky Jones, Brother Michael Jones.

The family extends a warm invitation to join them for a celebration of life and balloon release on October 28, 2023, at 2:00 PM, 40 Purpletop Drive, Grayson Georgia 30017.

Reception to follow at same location.

4 Responses to “Larry Vincent Jones Sr”

  • Linda Harris says:

    The Harris Walker and Poe family extends their condolences to the family of Mr Larry Jones. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Yolanda Kelley says:

    On behalf of Winifred Jones (deceased 10/27/2004) Children: Monica Sewell, Nikita Hugf (Eddie), Ursula Williams (James), Yolanda Kelley (Vincent), and Robert Jones (Matasha Anderson), we would like to extend our sincere condolences to our cousin Larry Jones Sisters and brother but most importantly to the children of Larry. It’s hard losing a parent regardless of what the relationship holds. The days of wishing has come to a closure and we accept all God has given. Treasure the moments you all had with him and share joy and happiness through your children. I enjoyed the talks I had with Larry throughout the years. The moments he would just randomly send me an message through messenger I loved the most. We promised to stay in contact however God had plans. I’ll miss those messages Larry. May your Dad have found peace during his transitioning, and May the Lord provide comfort for you all knowing he is resting peacefully. Continue to play those beats cousin Larry as you walk through those gates . 🫶🏾🫶🏾🥁

  • David Walker says:

    May the God of heaven give you comfort during these difficult

  • David Walker says:

    May the God of heaven give you comfort during these difficult times

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