Lawrence (Larry) R. Christy, age 67, of rural Stryker, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014 at Regency Hospital in Sylvania. For 40 years he had been the Sports Director for WMTR Radio in Northwest Ohio.
Larry was born in Wauseon, Ohio on July 31, 1947, the son of Mike and Barbara (Lawrence) Christy. On December 17, 1977 he married Becky Praet, and she survives. He was a member of the Archbold United Methodist Church and a member of the Ohio Sportscasters Association. He was a 1965 graduate of Archbold High School, and received his Bachelors of Science in Business from The Ohio State University.
Surviving are his wife, Becky; son, Ryan Christy of Bowling Green, Ohio; daughter, Tracy (Ron) Garber of Liberty Center, Ohio; three grandchildren, Zane, Morgan and Blake Garber; and two sisters, Carol (Joe) Jaggers of Camden, Michigan and Patty Christy of Archbold. He was preceded in death by both parents, and brother, Tom.
Visitation for Larry will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Archbold United Methodist, with a Memorial Service immediately following at 7:00 P.M., with the Rev. David David, officiating. Interment will be in the Archbold Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Zane, Morgan and Blake Garber College Fund. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.