Larry D. Ferrier Sr., 72, of Burr Oak, and formerly of Dowagiac, died at 12:46 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after an illness.
He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Dowagiac, a son of the late Eugene and Hazel (Lilly) Ferrier Sr., and lived most of his life in the area.
He is survived by nine children, Paula Menges of Burr Oak, Larry (Veronica) Ferrier Jr. of Dowagiac, James Ferrier Sr. of Georgia, Jane (Alan) Johnson of Burr Oak, George (Jody) Musall of Howe, Ind.., John (Bonnie Sherwood) Ferrier of Niles, Jay Musall of Mishawaka, Ind., Joseph Musall of Burr Oak and Jenny (Dean) Williams of Hamilton, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight sisters and brothers, Eugene Ferrier Jr. of California, Robert (Pearl) Ferrier of White Cloud, William Ferrier of Florida, Carl (Edna) Ferrier of Bitely, Melvin (Dorothy) Ferrier of Dowagiac, Barbara Zinn of Union, Raymond (Carol) Ferrier of Dowagiac, and Victor Ferrier of California and his ex-wife Ruth Lilly of Burr Oak.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores “Jean” Wade; and two brothers, Daniel Ferrier and Donald Ferrier.
Larry worked as a general laborer for an iron and metal salvage yard. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Connelly Funeral Home in Cassopolis. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Vickroy, pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Dowagiac. The family will receive friends for two hours before the service.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o Melvin Ferrier, 27930 Burmax Park, Dowagiac, MI 49047.