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Larry Gene Parr, age 77, of Stanton, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Edwin & Alberta (Barlond) Parr, he was born on May 24, 1942 in Jackson.

A licensed plumber by trade, Larry also farmed and worked as a pipefitter at GM’s Oldsmobile plant in Lansing.  On June 5, 1960, in Onondaga, he married Joann Marie Baxton and together they raised three children and enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents;  two sons, Brent Parr and Todd Parr;  and a sister, LaVonda Comstock.  Surviving are his wife, Joann Parr of Stanton;  their daughter, Julie & Ray Jones of Carrollton, Texas;  six grandchildren, Tyler, Benton, Reid, Jamie, Elizabeth, and Brent;  a great grandson, Cole;  three brothers, Edwin & Jean Parr of Eaton Rapids, Preston & Virjean Parr of Onondaga, and Roger Parr of Jackson;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Burial will take place privately at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Okemos.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to either the Alzheimer’s Association or Spectrum Health Hospice will be available at the funeral home.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Larry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Denise and Dean Weber on February 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Joann, Julie and extended family,

    Gosh, I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know you. My heart goes out to you as you suffer through the loss of Larry. May God surround you with His strength and abiding love.

    Denise and Dean Weber
    Jackson, Michigan

  2. Karen Bachelder on February 13, 2020 at 9:30 am

    A man that always welcomed friends into his home. So many fond memories of his kindness. May God always Bless your beautiful family. Love you!

  3. Jack Chadwick on February 13, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Joan and family, We are sorry for your loss.We enjoyed visiting you at your house and seeing that pond that Larry and You worked so hard on, Keep in touch, Sincerely, Jack and Janet

  4. Becky Kronewitter on February 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    We enjoyed all the times we could share dinner and conversations. Our hearts go out to you and your family

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