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Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Saturday September 9th, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Saturday September 9th, 2017
2:00pm

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Larry Maurice Danforth

Larry Maurice Danforth, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at his home Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the chapel of Gordon Funeral Home, 8559 Cook Street, Mt. Pleasant. The Danforth family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m.

Larry was born to Frances Hudgins Danforth and James Felton Danforth in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 3, 1936. He retired from a 30-year career in pharmaceutical sales and key account management with Pfizer in New York. He served his country as a member of the US Navy Reserve.

His greatest joys were being “Poppie” to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid craftsman, gardener, traveler and outdoorsman, Larry was particularly fond of boating and fishing and camping with the grandchildren, instilling a love for nature and the outdoors that is his legacy. In recent years, he especially enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred “Mimi” Biddy Danforth of the home; two daughters, Sonia Jan Danforth Cox (Terry) of Charlotte, and Lisa Danforth Stewart of Midland; six grandchildren, Amanda Suzanne Geste (Mal) of Western Australia, Jennifer Dare Fales (Troy) of Seagrove, and Tiffany Stewart, Ashley Stewart and Hailey Stewart, all of Midland and James Cox of Charlotte; and seven great-grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Charlotte, Joshua, Miles, Lily and Grace.  


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Guestbook

Dear Ones, Poppie was one of the most special men that ever lived and we all loved him. He always had an word of encouragement for everyone and the most beautiful smile. I do believe he inherited his love for gardening and the great outdoors from his mother for she enjoyed the outdoors and her garden and flowers as well. Poppie had a love for his family that cannot be surpassed by anyone. Poppie will be missed dearly on this earth but we are thankful that we will see him again one day and we have the assurance that he will be gardening or fishing ! May our wonderful Lord Jesus hold you close and comfort you as only He can. Our love, John and Joyce Isaiah 26:3 p.s. The video was super !!!

John and Joyce Ashbaugh Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

Jan, My heart goes out to you and your family during this sad time. My deepest condolences to all of you

Karen Goodwin Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

David Taylor Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Danforth

David Taylor Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

Lisa and Family- My heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you during this time. We don't always understand why life is taken the way it is, but one thing we know for sure, Mr. Poppie is waiting in Heaven to meet his beloved Mimi. His suffering has ended on this earth but he awaits you all in a New Heaven and a New Earth. Bless you all. I send love. Richard Troutman

Richard Troutman Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

All of my love to each of you for sharing your Popi with me. The anniversary cruise is one of my favorite memories ever! Popi was a true gentleman with a heart full of love for his family and friends. Lisa, you are the best "sister" ever. I know your hearts are broken, but lean into your faith. It is the only way to get through this. Popi was the BEST! Celebrate his life. He will always be with you. All my love, Terri Hampton

Terri Hampton Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Danforth

Terri Hampton Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

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