Larry W. Acton, age 75, of Clare, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare. He was born the son of Lester and Jean (McCune) Acton on August 26, 1937, in St. Louis, Michigan. He served with the Michigan National Guard for almost 10 years from 1955 to 1964. He married Laurene Woodward on August 30, 1958 in Clare and she survives him. Larry was a Multi Skilled Master craftsman with Dow Chemical for 40 years retiring in 1995. He was an avid snowskier and had served with the National Ski Patrol for more than 30 years. He had coached Little League Baseball in Clare during the late 70’s and early 80’s. He also served as Scout Master for several years. Larry was Clare President and Michigan Vice President of The Jaycees of America.
Larry is survived by his wife Laurene, sons, Larry (Donna) Acton of Midland, Kirk Acton (Kimberlynn Brown) of Beaverton, Darren Acton ( Jenn Ferry ) of Clare, his brother, Ronald (Sandee) Acton, and sister, Carolyn (Ron) Feltman all of St. Louis, Mich. Also surviving are his legacys, his grandchildren, Duane (Jesse) Acton and Brent Acton of Midland, Bretton Acton of Beaverton, Lauren Acton of Kalamazoo, Alise and Alexis Cronin of Clare and Amanda Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother and father-in-law, Janetta and Laurie L. Woodward.
Funeral services for Larry will be held on Monday, March 25, at 1:30 PM at the Clare United Methodist Church with Pastor Dennis Bromley officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may meet with the family at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. You are invited to view and sign Larry’s tribute wall at http://www.stephenson-wyman.com/