Bay City, Michigan
Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend Rev. Carl G. Avery age 74 passed away Wednesday morning September 30, 2009 at his son Peter’s home surrounded by his family. Son of the late Irving & Mary (Putnam) Avery he was born February 8, 1935 in Tuscola, County. He married the former Marilyn M. Lauber July 27, 1968. She predeceased him August 29, 2004. Rev. Avery worked many years at Saginaw Steering Gear before retiring. After retirement Carl became Chaplain for the Bay Medical Center, Bay City Fire Department and the Bay County Sheriff Department. Pastor Avery was a Lt. of Civil Air Patrol, Vice President of the Skilled Trades Organization, Treasurer of the Full Gospel Businessmen Association, Pastor of Liberty Fellowship and was a Scout Master.
Surviving are five sons and a daughter; Peter (Shannon), Phillip (Melissa), Jonathan (Amy), Michael (LeeAnn) Avery, Ruth Ann Tallman, Gershom (Judy) Avery, fifteen grandchildren; Austin, Marilyn, Shondra, Samantha, Shayna, Bruce, Rachel, Jennifer (Jim), Michael (Amanda), Kelli, Benjamin (Jonni), Matthew, Karen, Lisa, Paul and one great-granddaughter; Brooke. Also surviving are one sister and a brother; Chloe Samuel, Duane (Sally) Avery and too many special friends to list. He was predeceased by one sister and a brother.
A special thanks to Sue Packard for making Carl’s last few months more comfortable.
Funeral and committal service will take place Saturday October 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Carl’s son Peter Avery will officiate. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 5 & 6 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.