Michael Weaver (Mike) Aday
Passed away on October 12, 2021
Michael "Mike" Weaver Aday, age 76, of Mountain Brook, AL passed away on October 12, 2021. He was born to Mr. Lucian and Ina Aday on January 8, 1945 in Decatur, AL. He graduated from Miami Jackson High School in Miami, FL in 1963, and later from Florida State University in 1967. Following graduation from FSU, Mike served in the U.S Army, became an Army Ranger, achieved the rank of Captain and served in Vietnam. During his combat tour in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and many other medals from both the United States and South Vietnamese armed forces.
Following his military service, Mike went on to have a successful business career in the consumer products industry, working primarily for the Clorox Company. In 2002 he obtained his MBA from Jacksonville State University and spent his later years as a Professor of Business and Dean of Virginia College in Birmingham, AL.
Mike, along with his wife Ginny, was a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church for over forty years. During that time, he was active in the Administration Board and served as Chairman of the Family Life Council.
Mike loved international travel, and was fortunate enough to travel the world with his family. He especially enjoyed traveling in Asia and returned to visit Vietnam twice in his later life. He enjoyed studying, and became quite knowledgeable in world history. Mike especially enjoyed visiting the desert southwest of the United States, and learned much about Native American culture. He was a fan of all sports, but particularly enjoyed Florida State football, sports car auto racing, baseball and tennis. Mike also was an avid fisherman and particularly enjoyed deep sea fishing. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Lucian Minor Aday and Ina Lee Weaver Aday.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Virginia "Ginny" Aday; Son, Ryan Michael Aday (Jennifer); grand-daughter, Lauren Elisabeth Aday; sister-in-law, Lou Ellen (Joe), brother-in-law, Doug (Louisa), niece, Diana (Matthew); nephew, Brian (Peyton), and many cousins.
Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. Service to follow at 11:00, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Birmingham VA medical center (VAMC) – Veterans General Care Fund or to Children’s of Alabama hospital.
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