Michael Mixson Hartley, 55, of Fort White passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Tri-County Care Center in Chiefland after an extended illness.
A graduate of Williston High School, Michael worked at W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Central Motors Supply, Gator Door and Supply, and he was a delivery driver for United Parcel Service. Following a work-related injury, he was a manager at Hartley Motors.
Michael enjoyed carpentry, metal and wood crafts, jewelry making, drawing, gardening, and animal rescue.
He is survived by his wife, Elisa of Fort White; his mother, Mora Mixson Hartley of Williston; his sisters, Georgia Hanssen (Tommy) of Williston, Mora Lee Head (Robert) of Dawsonville, Ga., Janet Stanley of Williston and Susan Webb (Chip) of Williston; his brother, Patrick Hartley of Williston; two sons, Michael Hartley and Jeremy Hartley and a daughter, Rebecca Hartley, and four grandchildren, all of Williston.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Patrick Hartley, and his sister, Rebecca Ann Hartley.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Dunklin Memorial Camp, 3342 SW Hosanah Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974 or Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., PO Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.