Michael Dean Stalnaker

March 5, 1971 - February 22, 2017
Michael Dean Stalnaker

On February 22nd, 2017 the world lost a beautiful soul. Michael Dean Stalnaker born in Grafton WV March 5th, 1971 a resident of Pasco Florida passed away due to complications from Cancer.  Michael spent most of his childhood in Fayetteville NC finishing up his teenage years in Tampa Florida, then joining the military in 1989. Over the years Michael worked as a mobile mechanic and utilizing his talents and skills woodworking in the side. In 2010 Michael was forced to stop working and become a full time caregiver for his longtime girlfriend/partner due to cancer. When she passed away in 2014 Michael went home to help his sister care for his mother. He spent much of his life volunteering his time to those less fortunate. He worked at soup kitchens and walked the streets giving food and blankets to the homeless. His hobbies consisted of playing music, woodworking, making his friends laugh, giving to those in need, and continuously working on his relationship in his faith. During  the last couple of months of his life, he spent time living with his longtime childhood friend; Karen Persons, then onto his sisters who he viewed as his hero. Even through his last week of life, he remained positive keeping his faith deep and close to his lord.
Michael is survived by his only sibling, a sister; Kristene Thompson, several aunts; Sheila Weiland, Shelby Stalnaker, Sandra Markley, Sherry Perry, as well as many cousins.
The family would like to say: “There will forever be a void in our hearts and our souls. We love you Michael, may you rest in eternal peace”
In leu of flowers we will be accepting donations to send to the American Cancer Society or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (dementia)http://www.theaftd.org, in honor of our mother.


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  • March 15, 2017
    Cindy lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2017 at 3:49:16 AM

  • October 16, 2017
    Charles Green says:
    Great guy and awesome friend Rip Mike

  • March 16, 2017
    Kathy Payton says:
    Kristene, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain Michael went through, and the grief you are going through now. Hugs

  • March 16, 2017
    AUNT SHEILA says:
    MICHAEL, SO SORRY YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH SUCH HARD TIMES AND SO MUCH PAIN.I AM GLAD I GOT TO KNOW YOU THE LAST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, I DO MISS YOUR TEXT AND OUR LONG TALK'S ABOUT YOUR LIFE, I AM HAPPY YOU TOOK THE TIME TO SEND ME LOVING POEM'S AND SINGING AND PLAYING YOUR MUSIC. R.I.P NEPHEW, I WAS ALWAY'S HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR THE LORD.YOU ARE MISS AND LOVED BY YOUR FAMILY

  • March 16, 2017
    AUNT SHEILA says:
    MICHAEL

  • March 15, 2017
    JENNIFER PERSONS lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2017 at 3:52:40 PM

  • March 15, 2017
    Shawn Frank says:
    Michael was a childhood friend of mine whom I reconnected with the past year because of Facebook.We had many long conversations and we both had so many similar interests.I enjoyed his friendship so much and I was very shocked to hear of his passing. We both loved to play guitar and he just got one of his dream guitars a few months ago. I'm glad he was able to play it before he left this world. I will always miss you Mike! I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my days. May you Rest In Peace.

  • March 15, 2017
    Dave Livingston says:
    So sorry Kristene... Best wishes from M and I

  • March 15, 2017
    Pam vizcarrondo says:
    My Lil bro,didn't no him long but I loved him like a brother,I work at the hotel that he and cindy lived and I adored her as well,Mike as I'm writing this I'm crying cause I miss you so much...Rest in peace my brother..

  • March 15, 2017
    Karen Persons says:
    Michael... I will forever miss our funny text messages as well as our funny conversations. I'm thankful for all the years we had together but I'm even more thankful for the last year we reconnected and the time we shared because of of our reconnection. Our music will go on forever in my heart. Thank you for all the laughs, the times we cried together, and all the conversations we had that reconnected me with faith once again. You were a true friend and brother to me. I miss you every single day and I'm heartbroken that you're gone. The only thing that gets me through is knowing you are finally free... free from the pain, free from the sickness, and all the sadness. Knowing that keeps me grateful and let's me know you are in a much better place than any of us are. Oh and thank you for the visits... we know you've been here. Please keep coming to visit us and let us know you're here by leaving money... I love you buddy... GEEEN LIGHT... GEEEN LIGHT, GO!

  • March 15, 2017
    Teri Loper lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2017 at 3:03:36 AM

  • March 13, 2017
    The Cole Family says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • March 15, 2017
    Cindy says:
    Thank you Michael. You loved much and shared yourself. Rest with peace.

  • March 15, 2017
    Teri Evans says:
    What a beautiful tribute to your awesome brother, Kristene. He sounds like the kind of little brother every girl / woman could ever want. He is with you always and will be watching over you daily

  • March 15, 2017
    Marcia Burr lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2017 at 3:17:42 AM

  • March 15, 2017
    Mary Geake says:
    Michael I got to love you because of your sister. I'm so glad you got to spend your last days with your sister. Know that there are a lot of people who love you because of you sister and we will watch out for her. I'm sure you visit her often and she feels it too. Rest well my friend, till we meet again.

  • March 15, 2017
    Mary Geake lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2017 at 3:01:22 AM

  • March 15, 2017
    Robert Koleta says:
    Sorry for you and your family loss. He is your guardian angel and will always be watching

  • March 14, 2017
    Robyn Wendt says:
    Kristene, my love and thoughts are with you! I did not know Michael except for what you shared of his journey to our Crew! A remarkable young man and such a loss to humanity. Taken too soon.

  • March 14, 2017
    Ann Fuller says:
    I am so sorry for the families and friends loss. Thank you for your service in our military. Thank you for your humanitarian service.

  • March 14, 2017
    Kristene Thompson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 14, 2017 at 3:12:43 PM