MICHAEL WAYNE STYES, SR. It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Wayne Styes Sr. announces his passing on Friday, September 27, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Michael left this world for another surrounded by family and friends. Michael was born on April 8, 1971 in Wilmington, N C to William Scott Styes Sr. and Sherry Malone Styes (Pridgen). He spent most of his life in the Masonboro Sound area and graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1989. He went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Navy from April 1991 to November 1993, serving as Corpsman with the United States Marine Corps. Michael was preceded in death and met at the gates of Heaven by his grandfathers, John George Styes Sr. and James Robert Malone. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by a son, Michael Wayne Styes Jr., an older brother William Scott Styes Jr., niece Thuy Linh Styes, nephew Tristan William Styes, grandmothers Ruth Melton Styes and Donna Fetting, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Michael, a private person, expressed himself through music and art. In addition to playing music, he loved to mix the sounds of other people's music making certain that he brought out the best. Michael had a wonderful sense of humor and people who knew him always enjoyed his company. He was a kind-hearted person and devoted father whose love and pride in his son was seen by all who knew him. Michael will be greatly missed by his family who feel blessed to have been a part of his life story. The family would especially like to thank Richard Meeks of Wilmington for his friendship and devotion. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Bradley Creek Chapel, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens with military honors. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Bradley Creek Chapel, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 910-794-7171
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home
315 Willow Woods Drive Wilmington, NC 28409
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2013