Leroy William Cortright

November 7, 1926October 3, 2012

Leroy William Cortright, age 85 of Homer passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Maplewood Assisted Living in Marshall, Michigan. He was born in 1926 to Howard and Freida Cortright in Eckford Township, Michigan. He was married to Nancy Norton in 1968 and she preceded him in death January 16, 2000.

Leroy served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy. He was a carpenter for 23 years with Murray Construction out of Battle Creek. He enjoyed Sunday night poker games, watching the PGA on TV and woodworking.

Leroy is survived by:

Daughters- Kathy (Fred) Howell of St. Cloud, MO Beth (Jeff) Smith of Arizona Lisa (Rob) Ridgeway of Homer

Sons- Mike (Mary) Cortright of Arizona Eric Cortright of Homer Tim (Melissa) Cortright of Marshall

Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Former spouse- Louise Butler of Arizona

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Harold Cortright.

Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 from Noon – 2:00 P.M. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Tim Marvil officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Homer.

Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: Nancy Cortright Endowment Fund or Homer Area Community Foundation is available at the Funeral Home


  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 7, 2012

Leroy William Cortright

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Karen Myers

October 7, 2012

Keeping Bill and his family in my prayers ! God Bless you all.

Madeline Parker

October 6, 2012

Even though we were far apart my whole life and I didn't get to see him very often I will miss my Grandpa. I loved the smell of his cologne, his strong big hands, his bald head, and those killer suspenders! I loved when I was little and he would come to visit and he would take me to the hardware store. My most special memory was when I got to fly out to Michigan when I was 15 and actually got to spend quality time with him all by myself which was something I never got to do. I love you Grandpa and will miss you. XOXO

Kathie Converse

October 6, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. I will miss his kind smile and great hugs. He's been a patient in our office for years and I ALWAYS enjoyed seeing him and he ALWAYS made me feel special when he saw me. The family is in my thoughts during this difficult time. Sincerely, Kathie Converse

Sid and Moe Paradine

October 6, 2012

It's so difficult to lose a parent no matter what their age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if we can help in any way. Moe and Sid

David and Laura Ford

October 5, 2012

I have so many memories of hunting with Bill, but I will always remember him standing in the kitchen of the cabin making dinner and discussing everyone's experiences of the day's hunt. Deer camp won't be the same! We're praying for Bill and his family.

Beth Smith

October 5, 2012

I'll never will forget all the special times we had when I was little, going golfing, to the hardware store & surprising him at one of his work places in Battle Creek. I especisally loved living with him for a short period after Mom & him got a divorce. He was my everything & ment the world to me. There are no words that can describe how much I loved him or will miss him. I love you Dad.
your mouthy daughter, Beth xoxo
P.S. All my girls will miss you so & Kendal especially will miss her Grandpa & the sunday morning dougnuts:)

Margaret Michael

October 5, 2012

Sorry about your loss!

Mike and Mary Cortright

October 4, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bill was quite the man! I loved it when he visited Mike and me in AZ. He always made us laugh and smile. He will be missed. Gonna miss ya' Pops!