Moss Funeral Home - Trenton, IL

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Moss Funeral Home
535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230

105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293


Lawrence L. Jones




Visitation:  Monday, November 23, 2009  5:00-8:00pm
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton

 Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:00am
                    St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton


Lawrence L. Jones 67 of Trenton and formerly of Ludlow, Wheeling, Springfield and Benton died Saturday November 21, 2009 at his residence 

He was born May 4, 1942 in Paxton to Howard and Mary Louise (Robeck) Jones: they preceded him in death 

Also preceded in death by a brother Steven Jones 

He married Patricia Kaiser October 5, 1963 in Thomasboro and she survives in Trenton 

Also surviving are his children Gerald Jones of Indian Hills CO, Sheryl (James) Crook of Arlington Heights, and Keith (Tracy) Jones of Littleton CO 

Brothers Richard (Lynn) Jones of Redbud, Joseph (Patty) Jones of Rantoul, Gregory Jones of Springfield 

A sister Susan (Darrel) Felts of Springfield 

In 1968 Larry was manager of Food Service Operations Echo Housewares in Wheeling, IL, 1971 Manager of Food Operations Loop College in Chicago, IL, 1972 Manager of Underwriters Laboratories Food Service Oakbrook, IL, 1972 Manager of Food Operations  Centennial Building in Springfield, IL, 1991 Rend Lake Rest Area Vending Facility, 1992 to 2009 Gateway Rest Area Vending Facility 

Member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and reader of talking books. 

He was awarded the Don Cameron Award, the highest national award of Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America, Homer Steele award, the vendor of the year for outstanding service and dedication to the Illinois Business Enterprise Program for the Blind. He was chairman of the board Visually Handicapped Managers of Illinois Inc., Board Member of Visually Handicapped Managers of Illinois, Chairman Budget Committee Illinois Committee of Blind Vendors, Chairman of the board Illinois Committee of Blind Vendors, legislation Chairman VHMI and ICBV. He was instrumental in developing and lobbying for the passage of the Jacobs Nardulli Act or Public Law 2420 which created and expanded self employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired men and women. Instrumental in the development and lobby for the passage of the Blind Vendors Highway Rest area Act enabling the blind to establish business opportunities on Illinois Highway Rest Areas. 

Memorials Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday November 24 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Gene Kreher officiating 

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Monday November 23 at the Moss Funeral home in Trenton 

Memorials can be made to Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America 1808 Faith Place Suite B Terrytown, LA 70056-4104



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