November 27, 2021

REELEY, Michael Oct 21, 1945 – Oct 8, 2021

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"No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations."
[mdash] Louis L'Amour
Michael Van Reeley passed away Friday, October 8th, 2021, at the age of 75. Michael (Papaw) Reeley died peacefully with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren by his side.
Mike was born October 21, 1945, his parents Michael and Murl Reeley. Mike was the second youngest of 5 siblings.
In the year of 1976, his family grew a little bit bigger when he married his wife, Linda Reeley. In this family, Mike was a father figure to Bridgett Weir (Donnelly) and Gwendolyn Donnelly. During Mike and Linda's long marriage, their main goal in life was to help anyone and everyone in need.
Mike always had his hands full when it came to children. Overall, he and his wife fostered nearly 20 kids in their life. Mike was dedicated to being the best parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent to his family.
In Mike's early years, his love of travel started when he became a cross-country truck driver. During this time, he and his wife were able to travel coast to coast, and see nearly 40 out of the 50 states. Mike enjoyed fishing with his grandson, mushroom hunting with his wife, and most importantly, he loved cooking and caring for all of the children in his life.
Although Mike did not have children of his own, he always showed love to his stepdaughters and foster children. He is survived by his wife Linda Reeley; children Bridget Weir (Donnelly) and Gwendolyn Donnelly; foster children Larry and Willy Cowan; grandchildren Jon Snodgrass, Nycole Paitson, Aaron Klutey, Macie Weir, Beverley Weir, Allyson Donnelly, and Samantha Liffick; and great-grandchildren Noah Paitson, Autumn Knight, Stormy Knight, James Paitson, Jasper Belleu, Danika Klutey, and Stella Belleu.
Mike was always selfless and thought of others before himself, therefore we will fulfill his wishes and not have a visitation open to the public. Close family members will have a small celebration for Mike and the life that he had given his family.
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