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Francis G. Montry, Sr.

February 25, 1963 – November 4, 2017


    Montry1Francis G. Montry, Sr., age 54 of Temperance, died Saturday at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.  His passing occurred after a courageous battle with cancer that began after being diagnosed in December 2016.

    Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.  He will lie in state at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Robert Singelyn.  Burial will follow at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock.

    Born February 25, 1963 in the Village of Delray near Detroit, Francis was the son of Roy and Mary Lynn (Pattenaude) Montry, Sr.  He graduated from Schafer High School in Southgate in 1981 and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Livonia, in 1983.  Francis married Tamela Kaye Baker in Toledo, and together they raised three children. Following her passing in 2000, Francis later married Pamela R. Key in Waterford, Michigan.

    Montry2Francis was employed by Ford Motor Company at their River Rouge Plant for 32 years.  He was a highly regarded Communications Coordinator and Fire Systems Specialist.  A member of UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Francis was also very active in Boy Scouts of America for many years.  He served as a Scout Leader of Troop 538 in Ida and Committee Chairperson.

    Francis is survived by his wife Pam; his mother, Mary Lynn of Southgate; three children, Francis (Katie) Montry, Jr. of Monroe, Rosemarie Montry of Southgate, and David Montry of Southgate; step-daughter, Christina Cooper of Hilliard, Ohio; three brothers, Roy (Janice) Montry, Jr. of Victorville, California, Kevin and Bryce Montry, both of Lincoln Park; two sisters, Clarissa (Alvin) Holtgrave of Houston, Texas and Lisette Montry of Southgate; five grandchildren: Skyler Cooper, Elizabeth Blythe, Ava Stanbaugh, Kaiden Montry, and Anakin Montry.

    In addition to his first wife Tamela, Francis was also preceded in death by his father, Roy.

    Memorial donations are suggested to Game On Cancer via the Henry Ford Health System

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9 Responses to Francis G. Montry, Sr.

  • Fred Montry says:

    we lived far apart but we had good times when we were back there and when he was out here he made it a point to visit he will be missed.Fred Montry

  • Scott Heiden says:

    I meet Francis through Scouting and he was a great freind and Scout Leader for the true meaning of Scouting for the Scouts and the outings God Bless and Rest In Peace. Scott Heiden

  • Amanda Cole says:

    My uncle you will be dearly missed. I am so glad we had amazing memories in June when I last saw you. Memories I will never forget. I still can’t believe you are gone. I love you so much and I’m going to miss you so much.

  • Cammie Anderson says:

    Deepest sympathies to the Montry family. My heart is breaking for you all. Sending love & prayers ❤

  • Sharon says:

    Much love and comfort to the montrys. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dick Kennedy says:

    What a great fellow worker. I joined the Ford Communications group from Business Machine
    Repair in 1995. Worked with Francis until 2007. He was one of our best producers and job
    leaders. I saw Francis last May at our annual retirement party.

    He will be missed and frequently thought of in our conversations among Ford Skilled Trade workers
    in Dearborn. To the Montry family, you have the pride of the best I have ever known.

  • The Des Parois family says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. We will remember him in our prayers.

  • Debbie Poupard says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will always be with you in your heart and in your memories.

  • Jack Ancona says:

    I Was Employed With Francis At Ford Motor Company Until I Left In 2006….We Had The Pleasure Of Working Together Once In Awhile And It Was a Pleasure To Have Known Him ..Great Guy , Dedicated Worker In His Field.

    I Will Surely Miss His Sense Of Humor …RIP Francis

    Jack Ancona
    Sterling Heights, Michigan

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