Couple was married for 37 years

Terry and Susan (Parr) Jones, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.  Terry was born December 22, 1955, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Bart J. and Barbara J. Johnson Jones.  Susan was born April 13, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Donald B. and Joan M. Blurton Parr.

 Terry and Susan were married on August 16, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri.

 Terry was a retired United States Navy veteran serving in submarine service.  He was currently working for CSC at Fort Leonard Wood, in simulator training 88M.  Susan was currently the Senior Teller for the Laurie branch of Central Bank.

 Terry was a nationally registered EMT and was a volunteer firefighter for the Gravois Mills Fire Protection District for the last 15 years.  He was a member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, a member of the Patriot Guard and the Wind and Fire Motorcycle Club.  He and Susan were both members of the Harley Owners Group Ozark Chapter of Lebanon where they both held various offices.  Susan was also a member of Ladies of Harley.

 They enjoyed riding their Harley together and were affectionately known as the “Worlds Greatest Grandparents” by their biggest fans, Meckenzie and Kendyl, whom they loved dearly.

 Terry and Susan are survived by their children, Jennifer Jones of Kodiak, Alaska, Jason Jones of Boonville, Missouri and Sarah Johnson of Eldon, Missouri; and granddaughters, Meckenzie Grace Jones and Kendyl Mareeann Jones.  Also surviving are Terry’s parents, Bart and Barbara Jones of Greenview; his brothers, Joe Jones and wife Bobbi and Todd Jones and wife Deena both of St. Louis, Missouri; his sister, Debbie Flannigan and husband Dan of Alton, Illinois; Susan’s father, Donald B. Parr of Gravois Mills, Missouri and her brothers, James Wesley Parr and wife Cathy of Lebanon, Donald Arthur Parr of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Joseph Edward Parr and wife Diane of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Gerald Michael Parr of Florissant, Missouri, William Steven Parr and wife Linda of Barnhart, Missouri, John Kevin Parr of Denver, Colorado and David Scott Parr and wife Linda of St. Louis, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.  They were preceded in death by Susan’s mother, Joan M. Parr, and Terry’s grandmother, Josephine Johnson his sister, Diana Ritter and his nephew, Bobby Jo Flannigan.

 Graveside services and interments with full military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19th in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.  Memorial contributions are suggested to a scholarship fund being established for Terry and Susan’s grandchildren.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at  Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.