Mobile, AL-Michael Staten, 73, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard H. and Carol Staten and his brothers, Richard H. Staten, Jr. and Stanley Staten.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Barbara; his daughter, Keli Staten, and her husband, Jeff Palilieo of Edmunds, Washington. He also leaves behind a sister Stuart Ann Hanna of White Sulphur Springs, and eight wonderful nephews, Rand, Chris, Matthew, Paul, Andrew, Justin and Quinn Hanna, and Phillip Staten and their families. Mike also leaves lifelong childhood summer camp friends, tennis partners, golfing mates, co-workers, and contractor friends.
Mike grew up in Lewisburg. He attended Greenbrier Military School, where his father was an instructor until the school’s closing in 1978, from sixth grade through graduation.
He spent summers on Greenbrier River at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca, in Caldwell. His father was the camp director.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in landscape design. He had a 35-year career with the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
In 2008, Mike received an organ transplant and was able to enjoy good health, family, friends, and retirement the 13 years since. He was a quiet fellow with a wonderful sense of humor, and a zest for life. Every day since his transplant was a blessing gifted by God and organ donation.
A celebration of his life memorial service is planned for the Spring of 2022 at the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Center in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com