Born: November 7, 1948 - Deceased: January 4, 2022
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Michael S. Kirksey, 73, of Waterloo, IL, born Sunday, November 7, 1948, in Granite City, IL, diagnosis with Glioblastoma Grade IV on July 2018 expected to only live 1-2 years and fought for 3 plus years and passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his residence surrounded by family in Waterloo, IL.
Michael was a member of the 777 Machinist Union. He was a member of Monroe Co. Democratic Party and Metzger-Crook Post #6504 V.F.W. Auxiliary in Waterloo, IL.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Franklin J. and Genevieve J., nee Wedic, Kirksey Sr.
Surviving are his:
Wife of 50 plus years: Sharon L., nee Woolsey, Kirksey of Waterloo, IL
Daughter: Stephanie Kirksey of Waterloo, IL
Son: Michael S. (Renee) Kirksey Jr. of Millstadt, IL
Brother: Frank Kirksey of Hot Springs, AR
Sister: Patricia (Ron) Pugh of Memphis, TN
Dear nephews, great nieces and great nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Metzger-Crook Post# 6504 V.F.W. Auxiliary or Glioblastoma Foundation.Memorial Gathering: Memorial
Memorial Gathering: Gathering will be held at 2:00 -4:00 pm, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Metzger-Crook Post #6504 V.F.W. Auxiliary in Waterloo, IL.