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Word of Life Church
Saturday September 10th, 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Word of Life Church
Saturday September 10th, 2016

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Michael Edward Starghill

Michael Edward Starghill was born on January 31st, 1949 in Glen Alum, West Virginia to Virginia Starghill and Richard Lee Starghilll Sr. Michael was called home on September 5th, 2016 in Huntington, West Virginia. As a young adult Michael left his comfort zone and moved from West Virginia to Detroit, Michigan via Columbus, OH where he married Joan Jackson, started a family, and began his legacy as a mechanical whiz. Michael worked at Chrysler and the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority where he earned his certification as a diesel mechanic. Michael moved to Pikeville, Kentucky where he worked for the Department of Highways and started a new family with Cindy Coats. He and Cindy moved back West Virginia and made a home in Huntington where they lived happily until his passing .Michael received Christ at a very early age and was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Pikeville, KY, he was one to take care of everybody in the church.   Michael was an avid fisherman, He loved to entertain and travel. He was a family man, hero, and friend. Loved by many he cared for many, as it was not uncommon for Michael to lend a helping hand to those in need by fixing a car or giving his worldly advice. Michael was the fifth oldest of twelve children. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Starghill Sr., nd his brothers, Richard Lafayette Starghill Jr. and Ronald Starghilll and one sister Evelyn Starghilll.  Known as dad, son, Michael Edward, Grand pappy, paw-paw Mike, Michael is survived by his life partner Cindy Coats, mother Virginia Starghill, his brothers, Tyrone Foster, Leon (Rose) Starghill,  Douglas Starghill, Eric (Brooke) Starghill, Jeff (Marty) Foster,  his sisters, Jenelle Starghill, Lennie Glass, Gwen (Jimmy) Milsap, and Virginia (Ginger) Starghill,  two children, Jeannine Reese ( and husband Ian Reese) and Michael Colin Starghill ( and wife Tisha Starghill), three step children, John Coats, Julius Coats (and wife Trista Coats), and Jeremy Coats, thirteen grandchildren, Jessica Starghill, Micah Starghill, Maya Starghill, Ian Reese II, Kaitlyn Reese, Kaelyn Coats, Nadia Coats, Jada Coats, Jayce Coats, Naomi Coats, Julius Coats, Korbyn Coats, Everly Coats, one great grandson James Jones, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at The  Word of Life Church @ Mud Fork,  with Minister Jimmy Milsap officiating.  Visitation will be two hours prior. Burial will follow in Guyan Memorial Gardens. Collins Funeral Home of Switzer will be in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left @ www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com/./

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Condolences to the Starghill family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Williams Family Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Taryn Perkins Sep 10 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Gilbert L Johnson and family Sep 10 2016 12:00 AM

Greetings in the Precious Name of Our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. It is with a heavy heart that we send these condolences. Michael will be definitely missed by us all but we must continue looking unto JESUS the Author and Finisher of our Faith so that one day we will hear Him say Well Done thou good and faithful servant.

Ronnie Westbrook and family Sep 9 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Angeline Westbrook and family Sep 9 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Toni Robinson Sep 9 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy, George and Sevilla Manley (Sissy, Lo and Pearl).

Sevilla Manley Sep 9 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Katherine McCoy Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Starghill

Thelma, Marcus, Elijah Coleman & Linda Cowan Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

What can I say about Mike? He was such a good, funny, caring, and yes even a little mischievous! I loved seeing him come in Kroger where he always had a pocket of candy to hand out to everyone and a few choice words to say to me! Even tho we disagreed on a couple of things, it was always in fun. I will miss your smiling face my friend. Fly with the angels and watch over Cindy and your family forever.

Pat Justice Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

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