January 23, 2020

Gaylord Whitford

Died Dec. 7, 2019


Gaylord Whitford, 68, died on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born on November 18, 1951, in Lansing.

Gaylord served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved to play golf.

Gaylord is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Betty Jo Lyons. He is also survived by his two children; Mitch (Chris) Whitford and Summer (Mike) Myles and 10 special grandchildren; Erick, Brendan, Cody, Makenzie, Jaxx, Chase, Megan, Mike, Mattie, and Mitch. Gaylord is also survived by his mother, Irene and four sisters.

Gaylord will be sadly missed by special extended family members; Bob Reed, Champagne (Will), Kayla and Kara, Terry and Kristy Lyons, Kolton, Kenton and Kaden; and his best friend, Tim Sherwood.

According to Gaylord’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held at Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-STANDISH Chapel 127 N. Forest St, Standish, Michigan 48658 under auspices of the American Legion and VFW Post at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019. Family will be present at the chapel from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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