Michael J. Cleaver (Beav), age 55, peacefully passed on July 5th, 2017 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Michael was born in Coffeyville, Kan. on May 6th to Richard and Mildred Cleaver. He spent most of his younger life there and attended Field Kinnley High School. After moving to Denver, Colo. and becoming a Denver Bronco fan he returned to Coffeyville. He was a welder at Cook Pump and a lover of hunting and fishing. He met and married April Buchanan and not only became a step father but was blessed with a long lost daughter and a son on the way.
In 2004 they moved to Afton, Okla. to be closer to his mother and stepfather. Mike worked in Grove, Okla. at Pride Plating and Extreme Power. Mike and April did divorce but remained close friends. He then met, fell in love, and had a daughter with Jamie Infield. He was a friend to many and family to most people that knew him.
Mike was preceeded by his grandparents, father Richard Cleaver and step-dad Paul Waller; survived by mother Mildred Jo Waller; sisters Laura Tritthart, Renee Cleaver, brother Paul Waller Jr.; his children, Tara Ross-Fritz, Lyssa Buchanan, Michael D. Cleaver, Remington Mathia Cleaver and five grandchildren.
A memorial for Michael's friends and family is being held at the Carriage Hills cove near Afton, Okla. on July 22nd, 2017 at 7 p.m. For information pleace contact Lyssa Buchanan at 918-323-6985.