Frank A. LaVoy

Frank Allen LaVoy was born on April 27, 1961 to Jesse and Harriett LaVoy and spent his youth in Temperance with his siblings, Vicki, Diane, Debbie, Larry and Lisa. He lived in Tecumseh and built many of the houses that have shaped the community he called home. LaVoy Homes wasn’t just Frank’s legacy that he took over from his father, it was who he was. Building was second nature and he was exceptional at it. Even into his final days where he built a deck with his son like he had with his dad. Frank raised three children. Each of them, a piece of him. Zach will continue to tell stories in a typical Frank way. Kendra will stare at the stars like they did together. Lexi will continue to serve others like Frank did best. Frank loved nature and hunting. He said, “I love watching nature wake up,” which he did during each hunting season. Hunting wasn’t just a sport, it was a way of living and Frank knew how to live. Whether that meant playing change poker, throwing horseshoes, or telling the same perfectly timed stories and jokes.

In 2017, he married Julie in the mountains of Tennessee. Julie changed Frank and he changed her. Frank was security and safety. He showed Julie what it was to be loved. Jena got to be apart of their story and see what love truly can be. Julie and Frank loved late night pool side drinks over their manicured lawn. Simple, but it was them.

Frank had many special relationships over his years. You know who you are. Frank loved his kids and wife, but he cherished the opportunity to be a grandpa. To Rory, Hudson and Neve, Frank was simply Papa. He loved teaching them to swim, paying them for scored goals, playing monster and watching them start their day at the bus stop. Frank made his children promise to teach the grandkids about hunting and you know he will be checking in on that promise. Frank was a man of routines and consistency. Frank showed up, every time and on time. There aren’t adequate words to sum up a man like Frank. He was one of a kind. He was imperfect but he was perfect for all of us.

In addition to his wife, Julie, Frank is survived by his son Zachary (Ashley) LaVoy of Tecumseh; two daughters, Kendra LaVoy of Tecumseh and Alexis LaVoy of South Lyon, Mich.; his step-daughter, Jenavieve Hawkins of Tecumseh; four sisters, Vicki (Terry) Boldon, Diane (Gary) Skeels, Debbie (Dave) Holtz, and Lisa (Kevin King) Hutchinson, all of Tecumseh; three grandchildren, Rory LaVoy, Hudson LaVoy and Neve LaVoy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry LaVoy; and a brother-in-law, Rich Hutchinson.  

Per Frank’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh Chapel, with Joey Weaver officiating. Family will receive guests for visitation on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the start of the memorial service. Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh Chapel.


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