PLEASANT VALLEY, Mich. - Larry Lee Cline, 75, died Monday, August 6, 2012. He was born February 18, 1937, to Grace (Dunevant) and Vernon Lee Cline.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Pleasant Valley Church. Larry's daughter, Suzan Travis-Robyns, conducted the service.
During the service, Larry's granddaughter Jessica Robyns played "Danny Boy" on the clarinet. Larry's brother-in-law Clare Travis performed a cowboy poem and sang, "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me," accompanied by Larry's grandson Evan Robyns on harmonica. Larry's nephew Ryan Travis sang "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" in tribute to his uncle.
Larry Lee Cline
Larry lived in the farming community of downstate Pleasant Valley. He was a cattle and hog farmer and raised corn, navy beans, and wheat with his wife, Lois Travis, on the couple's 500 acre family farm. Larry had a deep love for his farmland and its history and respect for the Ojibwa Indians who preceded him on the land.
Larry was preceded in death last year by his sister Mary Anne Latoski. In earlier years, Larry was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Grace Cline, and by a son, Lonny.
Larry is survived by his former wife, Lois Travis; two sons, Jason Vernon Cline (Tiffany) of Pleasant Valley; Rodney Lee Cline of Alma; one daughter, Suzan Travis-Robyns (Marcus) of Marquette; three grandchildren, Landon Brook Cline of Ithaca; and Jessica and Evan Robyns of Marquette.
He is survived by a maternal aunt, Margaret Parks (Ken) of Alma; special nephews Ryan Travis of Clemson, South Carolina, and Kevin Latoski of Pleasant Valley; and special niece Lori Latoski of Breckenridge.
Larry is also survived by treasured friends Max (Ronnie) Fenby, of Lake City, Wenzel Miller and Marty Travis of Pleasant Valley, and Patrick Smith of Lansing.