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Michael Richard Epley

December 10 , 1939 - February 07 , 2022

Michael Richard Epley

December 10 , 1939 - February 07 , 2022


Saturday, February 12, 20221:00 ~ 4:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home


Saturday, February 12, 20224:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



EPLEY, Michael R., age 82, of Brighton, February 07, 2022. Beloved husband of Donna Epley. Loving father of Julie (Michael) Omalley, Pam (Wayne) Roberts, Holly (James) Larkin, Angela (Terry Talley) Cerrito and Kelli (Ron) Collard. Dearest grandfather of Ashly, Zack, Lyndsey, Amanda (Ryan), Mason (Payton), Morgan, Alexandria, Samantha, Del and Everett and great-grandfather of Levi. He is also survived by his siblings Sylvia Winekoff, Joseph (Kathy) Epley, Joyce (Jack Bousquet, his sister-in-law Katherine Epley and many nieces, nephews and good friends. He is preceded in death by his son Andy Epley, his parents William and Sara Epley and his brother David Epley. Michael was a proud member of the Pipefitters Local 636 and worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. He loved motorcycling, old cars, bicycling, sudoku, puzzles, square dancing, playing cards with family and friends and of course ice cream. His cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Grandpa Mike taught me to enjoy time with friends and family. He was always smiling, asking questions, listening to my stories, and giving his grandkids hugs. He taught me the strategy to play Books and Runs; make sure you are not only keeping track of your cards but also the ones other people lie down (a good strategy for winning). He taught me that if you love a certain food you should never pass up an opportunity to eat it! And he loved to remind me that if I was wearing mismatched socks I had a pair just like that at home. He taught me that family is there for me when I need help and supports me when times get hard. He showed me what a good parent and grandparent is; smart, curious, loving, kind, determined, and always leading by example. I will miss him forever but the lessons he taught will live on in every person he met and because of this, he will never be forgotten. I love you Grandpa Alexandria
  • Mike will be so missed by all his friends and neighbors at Recreation Plantation. What a great guy. So many good memories of him. Ron and Barb Houmard
  • Mike will always be remembered to me personally as one of the best men I’ve ever had the pleasure to call friend and work along side in our trade. His passion and pride in being a brother pipefitter and member of 636 was genuine, and to his core as an individual. We shared many good times, worked hard, made some money, raised our families in our younger days and had fun doing it. Feeling the loss of his passing now……,but know thoughts from time passed will bring smiles to mine and others faces who knew him. Be at peace Mike. Freddie Ritz
  • I had the privilege of meeting Mike Epley, many many years ago. My best friend, my spouse, Richard Hudson; introduced me to Mike. Years passed by and our connection to each other was through mutual friends or one of Mikes best friends Jack Hudson; Richard’s brother. More than 10 years has passed, but we had the honor of having Mike and Donna park their travel travel in our front driveway and they of course, brought their motorcycle. Because that is what we did, ride motorcycles. Old cars are always in the pictures too but motorcycles day trips and looking over the country side of panhandle of Texas is how we spent our time. The visit was so very enjoyable and friendships tend to be established stronger than ever before, Donna, I just want you to know how very sorry I am to hear about Mikes passing. I understand the loss of your soulmate. My thoughts and my prayers will be for you as you travel this different path. I am so happy I got to know you and have such sweet memories of our time together here in Amarillo. God bless you. Love a friend. Pam Hudson Pam Hudson
  • Our family is saddened by the loss of Mike. He was such a friendly and helpful presence on the lake. Whenever we even thought of starting a project, we'd keep an eye out for Mike so we could chat about it first. He loved our lake and the Lake Life. We've been honored to share this time with him and miss him dearly. Rest in peace, our friend. Marshall Family
  • I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I have such fond memories of him when Angela and I were grouping up. He always was so kind and caring and made us laugh with his gentle teasing. Hugs to you all. Jane (Rausch) Serafin
  • Sorry to hear about Mike, worked on many jobs with him (local 636 Pipefitters) I remember when he would stop at the A&W on telegraph that I was part owner of and get a Milkshake on his way to Fermi and I would go out to talk with him, Great Man RIP Dan Casmer
  • We were so sorry to hear about Mike passing. We both consider ourselves fortunate that we were able to ride, dance, play cards with him and Donna. He was always smiling and it was a pleasure to be around him. RIP Mike! Rachel and George Metivier
  • Very heartbroken to hear of Michaels passing. Also tremendously grateful to have known Mike and Donna as wonderful people for many years. It was not even a year ago when we were surprised to be able to ride one of Mikes Gold Wings to Bike Week in Daytona Beach with Mike, Donna, Julie and others (our first and only time to date) This is a memory Lisa and I will cherish forever. Thank you Mike for the plumbing tips along the way as we renovated our bathroom last year as well. Not sure I would’ve gotten the shower drain moved without your advice… Rest In Peace dear Michael, and our most heartfelt condolences to Donna and the rest of the family. Lisa and Andy Johnson Andy & Lisa Johnson
  • Mike's family; So sorry, the strength & love you have shown for Mike & each other these many months is amazing. Hold each other tight. Bob & Peggy Epley Smith Peggy Epley Smith
  • We loved Michael and loved playing pegs and jokers with him and loved making him a cherry pie. Rest in pease Michael. Till we meet again! John and Pam
  • I very much liked Mike,he was always friendly and sincere toward me. I worked with him throughout the years in L.U.636. I often thought of him in our retirement years. God bless his family. Raymond R Colpaert
  • I am so happy that Kelli married into our family and we were able to meet Mike and Donna and the rest of the family. What I remember most about Mike is he always had a smile and he was happy to sit and talk at family gatherings. We will miss him and remember the times we spent together. Kathy Vigna

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