Clifford Lee Packer, age 86, took his last breath of a long and full life on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. Cliff was born on April 24, 1931 in Hilliards, MI to Harold and Pauline Packer. He grew up in Hopkins, MI and was a graduate of Hopkins High School in 1949. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 22 years.
Cliff married the love of his life, Dolores "Sissy" Packer, on July 12, 1952. Together they lived and traveled to many places in the United States and Europe during Cliff's military career eventually settling at his parent's centennial farm in Hopkins, MI.
He is survived by his daughters Candy Willett and Jill Toombs; grandchildren Ashley Willett(Moni Laube), Drew(Kendra) Willett, Kayleigh Meyering, Kristen (Joshua) Eavey, Kara (Jacob) Brinker; four Great-grandchildren with identical twin grandsons expected in the coming weeks, and his special friend, Cleo Chrisman.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dolores Packer and parents Harold and Pauline Packer.
Cliff was nothing less than a devoted husband, loving and proud father and grandfather, and loyal friend. He loved entertaining family and friends at his farm over a drink and good conversation.
According to his wishes, visitation will be held from 2-5pm at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services in Dorr, 4330 18th St., on Sunday, February 18. Funeral Services will be held at 11am Monday, February 19, 2018 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services in Dorr. In honor of Cliff and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VFW – Wayland Post, the American Legion or the Alzheimer’s Association. The family welcomes memories in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com
735 S. Main St., Wayland MI 49348
American Legion - Post 127
4310 18th St., Dorr MI 49323
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter
2500 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 100, Southfield MI 48033