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Wyett Playford

July 11, 1935 - June 15, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Service

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Berean Baptist Church
1574 Coit Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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Berean Baptist Church Missionary Fund
1574 Coit Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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Flowers


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Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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PLAYFORD, Wyett C.

Grand Rapids, MI

Age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior while in the company of his wife on June 15, 2019. He was born July 11, 1935 to Carr and Maria Playford in Lawton, MI. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Donna Jean Rudowske, Celeste Oram, Elmyra Hearns; and brother, Charlie Playford. He will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Winona; children, Mark (Martha) Lawrence, Penny (Tom) Denis; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Wyett is also survived by sister, Darlene Springer; and brother, Paul (Barbara) Playford. Wyett was proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves for 20 years where he retired a Gunnery Sgt. He became a civil engineer after attending Western Michigan University and enjoyed many projects including the Pontiac Silverdome while working for Johnson & Anderson and Union High school while at Williams & Works. Wyett also worked as a surveyor for Chettleburgh & Associates. His favorite hobby was model trains, and as a member of the NMRA Historical Society he spent many Tuesday evenings at their building in Comstock Park. The New York Central train went right by his house in Lawton where he grew up. A funeral service will be held, Wednesday June 19th at 11 AM at Berean Baptist Church,1574 Coit Ave NE. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 5-8 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE and at the church beginning at 10 AM. Interment will be in Graceland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Berean Baptist Church Missionary Fund.

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