Marvin “David” Friar

With his family by his side, at the age of 80, Dave went home to be with his Lord, July 1, 2021. He was born in Lansing, January 11, 1941 to Marvin and Juanita Friar.  Resident of Holt, MI.

Dave was an Army National Guard Veteran and served as the Battalion Motor Sergeant (63B), 1/119th Field Artillery.  Dave was a retired Locomotive Engineer with Conrail/Norfolk Railways and employed by Lansing Community College.  He loved spending time with his family, listening to Southern Gospel Music, Photography, Computers, Electronics and most of all watching MSU sports and was an MSU Woman’s basketball season ticket holder.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Charlene Rae Friar.  Survived by his daughters, Camie Herron, Angela (Michael) Ponic; Amanda (Aaron) Berenter; son, Mark (Coleen) Friar; (14) grandchildren and (10) great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents; Marvin and Juanita Friar; brother Marvin Daniel Friar; and son-in-law, David Herron.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Pennway Church of God.  Pastor Doug Irving officiating; interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt.  The family will receive friends at the Pennway Church of God from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. Monday July 5, 2021 and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennway Church of God.


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Becky Shinevar
July 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm

So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you you and your family.

Mary Akers
July 2, 2021 at 10:48 pm

Jordan and family so very sorry for your loss he was such a nice man

Amy Jo Howe
July 3, 2021 at 12:50 am

I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Friar. I loved when he would drive us somewhere because he drove like a pro weaving in and out of traffic. Also, the day he let Angie and I take pictures. He taught us how to develop them. He and Mrs. Friar would take us to southern gospel concerts. But the best memory I have is that he knew my great uncle from the HAM radio. I got to know more about my uncle after he passed away because he shared with me his memories of my uncle. Mr. Friar you touched so many lives with your love of God. Thank you for giving me so many wonderful memories.

Christy Dubois
July 3, 2021 at 5:23 am

I am so sorry for your loss but am rejoicing with the knowledge that he is with Jesus! Mark, you and your family are in my prayers.

Jeff and Pam Hancock
July 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm

Oh how we will miss our sweet Mr Dave. So very thankful for all the great memories with this wonderful old gentleman. I will miss his sweet texts every morning. God bless you all. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Brown
July 5, 2021 at 4:11 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a frequent drivers for our class field trips at Lansing Community College and the students loved his stories. He often brought his camera and would tell us about his most recent trips with the athletic teams. He clearly enjoyed his job. He always spoke very lovingly of his family.

Dena Smith
July 5, 2021 at 8:29 pm

My heart goes out to all of you Camie, Mark, Angie and Mandy, and your familes. so sorry for you loss.

I have so many fond memories of your family growing up, your mom and dad were such amazing people, truley blessed that they were part of my life.

Your parants are together in a wonderful place and have restroed health, someday you will all be together again.


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