John was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired after 38 years of service at General Motors as skilled trades Tinsmith. John loved fast cars, motorcycles, the Detroit Lions, and Tigers, was an avid golfer, loved to travel, collect coins, but most of all he loved the MSU Spartan Basketball team, which he was a season ticket holder and almost never missed a game.
He is survived by his longtime companion: Jane Wallin of Holt; his children: Steven (Alicia) Courtright of Leslie, Tammy (Robert Moses) Courtright of Lansing; grandchildren: Sara Courtright, Samantha Courtright, and Donald Moses; a sister: Joyce Lynne (David) Johnson of Port Huron; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Margaret Courtright.
There will be a memorial service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Legacy Fund of the American Legion Post 491, 422 Woodworth St., Leslie, MI 49251-9483.