Michael DeBorde

May 16, 1953December 28, 2018

Michael Dale DeBorde, 65, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at his residence after an eight year battle with Alzheimer's. He was born May 16, 1953 in West Liberty, Kentucky, to the late Denzil R. and Pauline (Bowling) DeBorde.

Mike graduated from Fairborn High School in 1971. He worked in construction and later retiring from Chrysler and Baer. Before Mike's illness, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mike could tell joke after joke and never forgot a punch line. From an early age, he was curious about how things worked and took apart every toy he ever hand sometimes he could put them back together and sometimes he couldn't. Mike was a jack of all trades. He did plumbing, electrical and had a passion for working on cars.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Dearing DeBorde.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Betsy Poole DeBorde. Mike is also survived by his children, Aaron (Kristi) DeBorde of Santa Fe, Texas, Jamie (Erica) DeBorde of Fairborn, Ohio; two step-sons, Donnie (Buddy) and Billy Whitt of Fairborn, Ohio; grandchildren, Skylar DeBorde of Sante Fe, Texas, Braylan and Addison DeBorde of Fairborn, Ohio; siblings, Beverly (Harry) Marthaler of Fairborn, Ohio, Cathy (Gary) Beating of Sebring, Florida and Bryce (Kathy) DeBorde of Woodland Park, Colorado; nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends.

Mike will be missed by all who loved him.

Interment at Byron Cemetery will be held at a later date.


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Cathy Beaty

January 5, 2019

My brother was so kind and caring, willing to help everyone. A little boy who loved cars and quite a few times pulled them out of park as a youngster and not such good results, ending up in the creek. Alzheimer’s took him from us long ago but I know in my heart he still understood and knew how much he was loved and the support he had. I think of him daily and loved him so very much, til we meet again in Heaven. It’s like a nightmare and I can’t wake up, seems the good ones die young. Love you Bub

Loree Thompson

December 30, 2018

We lived next door to Mike and Nancy on Florence Avenue. Mike was the first person to take my late husband (Guy) hunting. They also used to go to Rainbow lakes fishing. I always remember Mike smiling and joking. I send my heartfelt sympathy to his wife Betsy, sons Aaron and Jamie and to the rest of his family. Praying for your peace and healing.

Myron Williams

December 30, 2018

I was his partner in crime. We grew up living next door to each other. I would spend the night with him and we would sneak out the window in the middle of the night. Sometimes we would push his dad's car out of the garage. We lived on a hill so we would coast the car down the street away from the house and then start it. We cruised around for a while and then go home. We would come down the street and turn the car off. The car would then coast down the hill into the drive and all the way into the garage.
I thought we were getting away with it. But I think his dad knew we were doing it.