OBITUARY

Larry Alan Stirdivant

May 17, 1947November 28, 2020

Larry Stirdivant, age 73, died in his home November 28, 2020 after complications with COVID-19. Larry was born May 17, 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons Charles (Erin), Larry Stirdivant Jr., and Thomas (Naomi); three grandchildren Sophia, Ava, and Emilia; brother, Raymond Stirdivant; and nieces Doreen Shults, Debra Flagg, and Brenda Edses. Preceding Larry in death were his parents Doris and Charles Stirdivant; sisters Char Swan and Carol (Jerry) Ronk; and niece, Lori Ronk.

Larry attended Godwin Heights High School. He was a veteran Marine Corporal who proudly served his country in the Vietnam War as a radio operator. He received two purple hearts during his service. Larry was also a part of the recovery mission of Apollo 7.

Larry was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He enjoyed helping his sons and friends with their projects. He loved to make people laugh and enjoyed camping, his pontoon boat, drag racing, golfing, and spending weekends in the backyard with family and friends.

Burial will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. The family will hold services and a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's choosing. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.

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Larry Alan Stirdivant

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Bill Sr Roosien

December 9, 2020

Goodbye best friend. Some of my favorite memories include being with you and all the laughter we shared.
Anytime I needed help you were there for me. You always knew just the right way of fixing or building things. I'm sure you have alot of other friends who felt the same way about you.
Sharon, Chuck, Larry Jr., and Tom you have my deepest sympathy. Your family has always welcomed me and made me feel part of the family and I am so grateful for that. I truly love you guys.
Dorr Michigan just got a lot smaller with your passing Larry.
Love you brother,
Bill and Jennifer Roosien

Lori Gillum (Roosien)

December 8, 2020

My condolences to your family, Larry was a large part of my life growing up in Dorr. We met as neighbors and spent many many years together. I remember card nights when my parents would drag us along to your house so we could hang out with Chucky, Larry Jr and Tommy and your dog, coco. I remember You had the best, boisterous laugh that would command a room. I remember lots of laughter at your house. My Dad really loved you and you have been friends for many many many years. The world will be a little darker without you in it. I Am so sorry for your loss Sharon, Chuck, Larry Jr and Tommy. Covid has claimed many wonderful people. You will always be a hero! ❤️

SHARON Delany

December 8, 2020

I'll always remember Larry's laugh and ability to make others laugh as well. He was a good neighbor & Friend and worked hard to provide for his family. We shared many good times together with him & Sharon raising our children together. God bless his Family as he's laid to rest. RIP

Denny and Karrie McLenithan

December 8, 2020

How does one experience almost five decades of friendship in a paragraph or two? In reading these beautiful tributes to an amazing friend, we noted that first and foremost almost all who wrote a memory noted that Larry could literally fix anything and/or that “he made me/us laugh”. Never a truer statement.

Dear Sharon, Chuck, Larry, Jr. and Tom, please know that we are so very sorry in the loss of your husband and father; he will be missed by many. We have often thought when Larry was born, the mold was broken because he was such a unique individual. Bless each one of you with strength in going forward.

Jessica Tiernan (Christopher)

December 8, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was so close with my Dad (Dave Christopher) and it was great having his smiling face around our family. He will be missed dearly. Sending you all my love.

Steve Hoeksema

December 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was always very kind to me and quick with a joke or two or three. I knew him to be an intelligent man who could figure things out and fix whatever needed to be fixed. I will miss his jokes and laughter at the hardware store. The whole family has my deepest sympathy.
Steve Hoeksema

PHILLIP WALTING

December 7, 2020

Larry (2 Dogs) was a very inspirational coworker that had a genuine interest for his fellow workers. He was very straightforward and called as he saw it. I was very thankful for his insight and perspectives on issues and was very proud to do my best at carrying the torch as best as I could when he retired. I will miss his wit and humor along with the hidden messages in his stories that where in plain sight for those who took the time to listen with an open mind. RIP Larry and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

paul christopher

December 4, 2020

Larry's passing has saddened us (Marcia and me) immensely, He will be greatly missed. The times spent with him at Green Lake, Martin Dragway with son Chuck and his racing family and a few occasions at his house throwing bags with family will always have a special place in our hearts and remind us of great fun, smiles and laughter when he was around. Loved Larry like a brother. Our condolences to the Stirdivant Family.

Jack Christopher

December 3, 2020

It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that Larry has passed. Myself and all my siblings have known him since we were teenagers. His huge personality and quick-witted sense of humor brought joy into our lives so many times over the years. We’re going to miss him dearly, our brother from another mother. Larry left all of us with innumerable pleasant memories to recall, that is his eternal legacy. My condolences to his family for the sorrow and pain you have to bear and work through during this trying time. RIP Larry. 😢💔

Mary (ALISON) Cooper

December 3, 2020

Larry (Bubba) was my father's (the late Phil Cooper) best friend. They knew each other since at least high school. I remember hanging out with his family when I was younger. His wife, Sharon, was so sweet. I remember his amazing laugh. He was so funny! He always made the people around him laugh. He was so sweet; he would call my father almost every night the past couple of years, and that melted my heart. He had gone through a lot, as a Vietnam Vet (ex-Marine), and still stayed positive. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. My love goes out to his family: Sharon, Chuck, Larry Jr, Tommy (that's how I remember him), grandchildren, and extended family. I will miss him. I hope he and my father are playing golf together.
My deep condolences,
M Alison Cooper

FROM THE FAMILY