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Larry L. Curtis, age 67, of Sumner, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home.  The son of Betty & Alvin Curtis, Jr., he was born on April 14, 1952 in Carson City.  A 1970 graduate of Carson City High School, he married Gail Ann Kelly on April 2, 1971. 

For 17 years he worked at Vlasic Foods, then at ITT until they closed, and untimately retired from Fulton Schools.  In his earlier years, Larry loved to race cars, hunt and fish, and coach baseball.  An avid sports fan he delighted in being selected the local newspaper's "High School Guru of the Week" many times over the years, but he found his greatest joy as a sports fan in cheering on his grandson's at their sporting events.  He also loved his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  and a brother, Richard Curtis.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Gail Curtis of Sumner;  their son and daughter-in-law, Brian & Traci Curtis of Alma;  two grandsons, Brian Curtis, Jr. and Brody Curtis, both at home;  his best friends, Doug Reinsmith and Tom Miller;  special cousins, Lloyd Curtis, Art Curtis, and Dolly Curtis;  and many other beloved relatives and friends.

Honoring his wishes, no services will be held.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Larry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville,(616) 754-5638. 


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  1. Sona Henderson on January 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time since I worked at Country Friends but it seem we always had a funny tale to tell about our menfolk. My Tony is on hospice now and I hope the two of them will have more tales to share with one another. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the kids.-á

  2. Joe Smolka on January 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Larry was our Custodian at Fulton Alternative Education for years. I have many happy memories of Larry. Like the others who posted here have said, Larry had a big heart. He always brought a smile to everyone’s face with his humor and tales of past adventures. I went ice fishing with Larry on Crystal Lake once with Larry and his son and oldest grandson. It was over 10 years ago, but I still remember and had a blast. Larry and I almost saw a fight on the ice! An older man swung his ice spud at another ice fisherman!!! I wish I had done more with Larry. Gail, we met a few times. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope the many happy memories of Larry can sustain you.-á

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