Michael Shirey, 37 of Shawnee, died Dec. 26

Michael James Lloyd Shirey, age 37 of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.

What a celebration in Heaven there was when Mike joined his Heavenly family on that morning.

Waiting for him with open arms was Jesus Christ - his friend, Lord and Savior; his best friend and brother, Noah Shirey; grandmothers, Pauline "Mema" Shirey and Novella Sue Ely; grandfathers, Richard Rainey and W. J. Shirey; precious great-grandparents, Tom and Pearl Rainey and Ruth and Doyle Fry; aunt Linda Rainey and great-aunt, Carabee McLaughlin.

Mike was born May 2, 1983, in Shawnee to Jana Jacobs and Jim Shirey. Mike was energetic and full of life from the time he was born.

Mike never met a stranger and loved to talk and sing at an early age. Mike loved his family and he loved Jesus.

Mike spent his younger years in Tecumseh, enjoying sports and learning about Jesus at Liberty Baptist Church. His family then moved to Cody, Wyoming, where he continued his love of sports. He played football, baseball and competed at state on his wrestling team.

Cody is also where his love of the mountains and of snow skiing began.

He returned to Tecumseh for his high school years and graduated in 2001. "Big Mike" lettered in powerlifting, baseball, and football. He was especially proud of being a member of the Tecumseh Savage Football Team. His pride and joy in high school was his 1966 Chevelle SS. Mike attended UCO in Edmond.

He was an entrepreneur, he was creative, and he could build anything. He worked as a carpenter and custom cabinet maker for many years. Mike was then called - and set out to follow his true passion of helping people by opening his shop, Namah, (not about money about health). He loved his shop, and cared for all that entered those doors.

Mike was a member of Bethel Acres Assembly Church, and he loved all Over-Comers.

Left here on earth to celebrate his life include his beautiful daughter, Gracie; his mom and stepdad Jana and Carl Jacobs; his dad, Jim Shirey; his grandmothers, Ruth Rainey and Virginia Jacobs; sisters and brothers, Amanda "Cedar", BJ, Nathan, Trista and Curtis, Kim and Mary; aunts and uncles, Steve Rainey, Susan and John Storm, Bill Shirey, Arvin and Frances Bates; nieces and nephews, Ocean Thunder, Chaley, Sierra, Spencer, Eli, Jace, Reed, Adin, Melanie and Savannah; and many loving cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Please join us for a celebration of Mike's life to be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at Life Church in Shawnee under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery, Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

Posted online on January 06, 2021