Byron

December 14, 1993 ~ June 2, 2020

Born in: Nashville, TN
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Byron “Michael Thomas” Midkiff, 26, of Owensboro went to be with his Lord and Savior at home surrounded with his family, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 14, 1993 to Cynthia Christal Clark and Byron Dale Midkiff.

Michael Thomas is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Billy Clark; his paternal uncle, William Douglas Lynch; his paternal aunt, Pamela Darlene Lynch.

Along with his parents, Michael Thomas is survived by his maternal grandmother, Cookie Clark; and his paternal grandmother, Jean Midkiff; his uncle, Colburn (Jane) Clark, a special cousin, Campbell Jane Clark; his aunt, Kelly (Jimmy) Fischer; his uncle, Bruce (Jackie) Midkiff; his maternal great-uncle, Ed (Mary) Fenwick; along with numerous cousins, who loved him very much.

Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Midkiff. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Byron Michael Thomas Midkiff and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.

Services

Visitation: June 5, 2020 11:00 am - June 2, 2020 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Service: June 5, 2020 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. Byron and Cindy,
    With deepest sympathy on your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kerry and Jody Nelson

  2. Cindy, I am so sorry. Michael has been on my mind in the last few days…wondering how you and he were doing. I will be praying for you.
    Carolyn

  3. Our love and prayers go to you Cindy for this loss of your precious child. For your entire family: Cookie, Kelly, Colburn and Eddie; we will be holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    David and Pam Porter

  4. Byron and Cindy.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Tim & Nitzenia Clark

  5. Dear Cookie and family,
    I was so sorry to read this morning of Michael’s passing. I never met him, but felt I knew him thru you. I see now why he was the sunshine in your life. What a handsome young man. Please know you all are in prayers and thoughts at this time. Rest in peace, Michael. You are now in the arms of our LORD.
    Sincerely, Shirley Kennedy

  6. Goodbye sweet Michael you will be missed. Cookie shared some special memories with me about her and Michael She loved him so much.Cindy took such good care of Michael. He loved his mother and she loved him .He was her life. God is taking care of him now.
    Your Friend Judy Russ

  7. Cindy and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear about Michael. He was such a sweet young man who brought a smile to everyone who ever met him. He will be deeply missed but we know he’s now with Jesus! Prayers for the entire family. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Brandon, Heather, Carter, Kennedi, and Tenley Blankenship

  8. My sweet Michael,
    You will never truly know how you changed my life. I had this void; empty in so many ways. When I met you and your mom, you both infused my life with such color and purpose. I didn’t know how lonely I was until I longed to come back after my shift to have coffee chats with your mom and goof off watching Barney. Your eyes were so expressive, and although I never knew your Michael Thomas isms like your sweet momma, I was privileged to be with you long enough to know if you were uncomfortable, bored, in pain, or tired. Your yes and no’s became less apparent over the past year but you had an unwavering patience with me as I found my footing. I will never forget our Bear Hunts, Riding in Barney’s Car, or becoming “upsot”. You brought out my most authentic guttural laugh, and now you have surfaced that same level of grief and sorrow in your passing. I will forever hold your puppy eyes in my heart sweet boy. I praise your mom for her grace and courage in walking this path without you. You were certainly each other’s lighthouse…I love you Michael Thomas and Cindy. Always and Forever 💕

  9. Byron (Cuz) and Cindy, so sorry for your lost of Micheal. He is up there with your family members and mine. I added a picture to this site of his trip Florida. Greg, Terri and kids.

  10. Goodbye sweet Michael you will be missed.Cookie shared some special memories with me about her and Michael she loved him so much. Cindy took such good care of Michael . He loved his mother and she loved him. He was her life. God is taking care of him now.
    Your friend Judy Russ

  11. Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    He is completely healed now and walking the streets of Gold!

    God Bless you and be with you during this time of grief. Prayers.

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss Cindy. Thinking of you and hoping you find peace thru these next days.

  13. Cindy, I am so very sorry for your loss…will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    God Bless you all,
    Lori

  14. Cindy and Michael, I know we didn’t see y’all very often, but I’ll never forget the giggles coming from Michael when talking and watching the videos with him. It was very precious to me.
    I love YOU both,
    Marci (Jerry) Johnson, cousin

  15. Cindy and Michael
    I know we didn’t see y’all often, but I’ll never forget the giggles coming from Michael when talking to and watching videos with him. It was very precious to me. We will miss getting to see him when we come visit….I know he’s in a much better place and has no pain any more….that I am very happy about.
    Love,
    Marci (Jerry) Johnson, cousin

  16. Cookie,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandson. Words are never enough, but I’m praying for you and your family. What a beautiful smile he had!❤️🙏

  17. Byron, Mom(Aunt Sissy) just told me about Michael’s passing, we are so sorry. Please know that you are in my prayers and my heart.
    Brenda

  18. Cindy – my condolences for the loss of your son. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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