GRAND RAPIDS — Lawrence Alva Willett, 74, passed away at home and went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.

Larry was born on May 20, 1942, in Grand Rapids, and was the son of Alva and Beatrice Willett. He was a die maker and tooling engineer by trade. Larry was an avid sportsman, loving husband, excellent father and grandfather.

He is survived by the love of his life, Patricia; and two sons, Rick (Laberta) and Rand; as well as grandchildren, Kristen O’Neill, Chad Willett and Cody Willett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Reyers North Valley Chapel, with the memorial service beginning at 8 p.m. Larry is greatly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Larry’s memory.