SMSgt. Select Michael Wayne Mire (1967 - 2018)

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SMSgt. Select (Ret) Micheal Wayne Mire died in the hospital surrounded by family and friends on August 6, 2018 at the age of 50, after suffering a sudden heart attack a few days prior.
Mike is survived by his wife, Missy Mire and her parents, Jim and Jo Granger; dad, Byron Mire and wife, Marti Mire; daughter, Kristen Danielle Blackmon and husband, Robert; son, Elijah Seth Micheal Mire and wife, Hannah; son, Zachary James Mire and wife, Debra, and daughter, Kaitlyn Bonnie Mire; sister, Angela Mire; and niece, Jourdan Mire. Mike is also survived by five grandkids whom he loved dearly: Joseph Wayne Mire, Isabella Danielle Mire, Roman Lee Blackmon, Beau Micheal Mire, and Jentri Ayn Mire. Mike is preceded in death by his mom, Linda Calvert.
Mike was born on October 5, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Byron and Linda. He enlisted in the USAF on February 14, 1989. He married the love of his life, Melissa (Missy) Granger on July 27, 1991 in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Due to his service, the couple lived in several places over the course of their lives together and made many lifelong friends along the way. Mike retired from the USAF at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant Select on November 30, 2011, with a desire to spend time with family, watch LSU Football win some national championships, compete in the Crossfit Games in his age bracket, and be a personal trainer to help others be healthy in their fitness.
Mike loved Jesus above all. However, that love for Jesus drove his incredible, self-sacrificing love for those around him. This bent towards self-sacrifice is something Mike carries with him even in death, as his organs will go to save the lives of others. If you hear a random person let out a Cajun yell, they might have a piece of Mike in them. To be around Mike meant that you would always be no more than two minutes away from a laugh, or him yelling "Geaux Tigers" in your ear. His ability to make others laugh stemmed from a deep-seated joy in Jesus that made him enjoy life regardless of circumstances. His greatest hope for anyone reading this would be that you would submit your life to Jesus Christ. If you do, then even if you didn't know Mike on this side of eternity, he can make you laugh on the other side.
A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9 at First Baptist Church, 316 E 4th St, Burkburnett, Texas, followed by a graveside service. Brian Johnson will officiate the ceremony, and Robert Blackmon will conduct graveside services with full military honors in Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and remember Mike's life together. The family would like to thank the United Regional Hospital staff for their efforts, care, and dedication.
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First Baptist Church
316 E 4th St
Burkburnett, TX 76354
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Published in Gonzales Weekly Citizen from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2018