Larry passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.
He was born December 1, 1943 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, the son of Marvin and Lou Ellen (Shannon) Artis. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Plainwell High School had worked at General Motors in Kalamazoo until his retirement in 1998.
Larry enjoyed camping, sitting around the campfire and playing cards with his friends. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Larry was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul and T.O.P.S. On March 28, 1969 in Plainwell he married Mary Dumas who survives.
Also surviving are his children, William “Bill” (Tammy) Artis and Mike Artis both of Kalamazoo; daughter-in-law, Susan Artis of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Dale, Matthew Jr., Tara (Corey), David and Lucas; his brother, Jimmy (Pam)Artis and sisters-in-law, LaVaune Artis and Lesley Artis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, John and Matthew Artis Sr., and brothers, Bobby, Tommy and Jerry Artis. According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Friends may visit with Larry’s family from 4-7 P.M., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a scripture service beginning at 7 P.M.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran and Rev. Fr. Donald Klinger officiating.
Private family burial of ashes will take place at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice or St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.