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Allnutt Funeral & Cremation - Macy

6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO

OBITUARY

Justin "Mike" Michael Waters

August 19, 1986June 14, 2020

Justin Michael Waters, 33, of Greeley tragically left this world too soon on Sunday, June 14th.

A celebration of life will be held at The Z Ranch Event Center 29251 CR 53, Greeley 80631 Saturday June 20th, from 10am-2pm.

Mike was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania to David Waters on August 19, 1986. He graduated from Cranberry High School in 2004 and packed a duffle bag and made his way to Colorado. It was there that he met and later married the love of his life, Nicole Waters (Walling) of Greeley in 2011. They welcomed their pride and joy, Grayson Waters, in September of 2012. Mike was the hardest working man most people will ever know. He was brilliant in the field of iron work and safety. Throughout his career, Mike was proud to work for LPR Construction, Naill Services, Flatiron Construction, and most recently, Derr and Gruenewald Construction. Mike's work often took him and sometimes Nikki across the US, living in Alabama where they had friends become family; Florida, California, Oregon, and many other places. He believed each day was an opportunity to #getafterit. He worked hard and played harder, truly living his life to the fullest and encouraging others to do the same. He loved dirt bike riding, snowmobiling, mountain biking, jiu jitsu, weightlifting, boating, being with his family and friends, traveling, big trucks, steak, and cold beer. Mike knew no fear in any aspect of life. He was wise beyond his years and as genuine as they come. Mike never knew a stranger, only someone he just hadn’t met yet. He had a magnetic personality and people just couldn’t help but love him. Mike was always smiling and laughing, and his optimism was contagious. Mike was extremely inspiring, always motivated to do more, and to be more. It was his mission to instill good morals and values in his son, and Mike taught him to be generous with every opportunity, whether it was a friend or stranger. He was known to always be available to lend a hand or help anyone in need, and he had the heart of a giant. Even in death, he still seems 10 feet tall and invincible.

Mike is survived by his wife Nikki and son Grayson, father David Waters and fiancé Cindy Phillippi of Cranberry, PA, brothers Eric and Josh Waters of PA, grandparents Tony and Dot Davis of PA, father in-law Jim Walling and mother-in law Christy Walling, and an extended group of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Mike to The Grayson Michael Waters Benefit Fund at First Bank 4322 W 9th St Rd in Greeley. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude for the continued love and support.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Grayson Michael Waters Benefit Fund

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

Memories

Justin "Mike" Michael Waters

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janet nick

June 21, 2020

Dave and family, i am so sorry for your loss. you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

Trisha Dixon

June 20, 2020

Oh the shenanigans.... I was his high school English teacher. He could say something then flash that smile and I’d laugh. How could he get into trouble. He had a beautiful spirit and a way to make those around him feel special. I’m more than glad God looked down and knew we all needed Mike in our lives and I’m blessed to have known him, even if it was for a short time. My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family and loyal friends through this heartbreaking time.

Shannah Stamm

June 19, 2020

So many fun memories of Mike from him jumping off the boat as we’re flying bc he had to pee to doing donuts on an icy road in Steamboat to him picking me up and running around the bar to let everyone know it was my birthday!
He always made an effort to come see his Bama friends when we came to Colorado and even traveled to Vegas with us. He was so damn fun and such a great story teller! He always kept your attention and was just very fun to be around. Rest In Peace my friend and I believe Gray will grow up to be just as awesome as you were.

Travis Coulter

June 19, 2020

Mike will always be missed never forgotten. One of my best friends growing to many stories to tell. Dave when u get home u need anything u call. Nikki And Grayson never got the pleasure to meet ya but my family is here for what ever you need

Ramie Wise

June 19, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy. I met Mike when he was just a little boy. I was walking home from work and found him just after wrecking his pedal bike. He was all scraped up and hurting, but was more worried about his bicycle then anything else, at the moment. I helped him up and I used the payphone to call his dad. From that day on, he always remembered me! Sending lots of love to his family.

Beth Rood

June 19, 2020

To the family. I am so sorry for your loss. First as widow, I feel your pain more than you could know. Mike lived his life every day to the fullest as did Coach Rood. I will say just put one foot in front of the other each day. Mike is there with you.
Coach thought he was one of the most embraceable students he ever had. He would be so mad at him for doing something crazy, then laughing behind his back because Mike was so honest and funny about whatever he had done. Coach was waiting for him on the other side with his hands on his hips saying what did you do now? I know they are together.
Dave. I can’t begin to know how you are feeling. Just know I will always have your back if you need anything. And same for Cindy. Embrace your family and that grandson. He needs you more than you know.
Prayers , hugs, and love coming your way. Along with my heartfelt sympathies.

Sonny Colvin

June 19, 2020

Dave, I'm sorry for the loss of your son. My condolences go out to you and your family.

Beth Winger- Melcher

June 19, 2020

Mike was a friend to anyone and everyone. He has made us all better having known him. Nikki and Grayson, you will remain in my prayers.

Bruce Hoppe

June 17, 2020

I'm praying for you all, and always enjoyed connecting with and talking to Mike. As a matter of fact he and I were talking together less than 30 minutes prior to his tragic passing. I'm still in shock.

I will always remember him as a genuinely nice guy, fun to be around, and generous towards others in many ways.

I'm a pastor here in Greeley, so would like to leave you with these words from the book of Numbers in the Bible ...

"The Lord bless you and hold you tight.
The Lord make His face radiate toward you and overwhelm you with His grace.
And as the Lord turns His face toward you, may He give you His peace."

Julia Borja-Diaz

June 17, 2020

Nicky, I'm so sorry for your loss. First time Raul and I met Mike at our house in Fort Collins, he was always a happy guy, smiling and making jokes. Need to tell you he will be missed in this world. God works are so unpredictable. You will be seen him in your dreams, and around your house ( I loss Raul almost a year ago, it was very fast) Mike will be protecting you and your son every day, looking after you. It is very, very difficult, but not impossible to keep going. Grief will be a long process, that's okay! You will have Sunny days and sometimes very gloomy days. If you need someone to talk with, don't hesitate to contact me at 970-619-0136.
Big hugs of strength and support. I'll be sending prayers your way.
From, Julia, Ty, Byron and Giuliana Diaz Borja

FROM THE FAMILY