2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Kevin James Sperry

Kevin James Sperry, 55, Houghton Lake, died Oct. 7, 2017, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, handled ar­rangements.

He was born Nov. 16, 1961, in Gray­ling, to James and Sally (Shiemke) Sper­ry. He grew up in the Houghton Lake area, graduating from Houghton Lake Community Schools in 1980.

He graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in education. He was a teacher for Har­rison Community Schools for the past 26 years. He served on the Roscommon Township Zoning Board of Appeals and Roscommon Township Planning Com­mission. He enjoyed boating and espe­cially spending time with friends and family.

Preceding him in death was his fa­ther, James M. Sperry.

Surviving Mr. Sperry are his two daughters, Ariel (Michael) Cottee of Houghton Lake and Brooklyn (Chris) Scott of Houghton Lake; grandson, Easton Cottee; granddaughter, Remi Scott; mother; Sally (Ray) Beauchamp of Escanaba; sister, Karen Wallaker of Cadillac; and niece, Carly Wallaker of Muskegon.

Donations in memory of Mr. Sper­ry may be directed to the Houghton Lake Heights Park Fund. Checks may be made out to Roscommon Township, Sperry Memorial Fund, P.0. Box 610, Houghton Lake, MI 48629.

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