Age 67, of Holt,  passed away Friday June 10, 2011 in Holt.  He was born December 19, 1943 in Charlotte, Michigan to Donald Bruce and Margaret Leone (Phillips) Courtright.

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.

 

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2 Messages to “John Phillips Courtright”

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    Kerri (Davis) Tang Says:

    Steve & Tammy~to you and your family, may God give you peace during the passing of your father. He & I have not seen each other in quite some yrs, but he was always in my thoughts.
    I’ve known him since high school. My first husband, (Dean Preston) & I have many years of memories of times spent w/your father & mother. So many great memories. I think the things I best remember about him most was his gentleness, smile and sense of humor. He was a wonderful, compassionate friend, and he will be missed.
    May your memories sustain you & give you strength throughout this difficult time. God bless.

    Kerri (Davis) Tang
    1550 W. Wieland Rd
    Lansing, Mi. 48906
    email: kerriltang@yahoo.com

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    BILL LESENEY Says:

    STEVE AND TAMMY, SORRY TO READ OF THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. JOHN AND I WERE IN THE SAME GRADE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WE SPENT MANY AFTERNOONS DOING WHAT KIDS DO.
    MAY HE REST IN PEACE. BILL

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