Michael Wallace Purtilar
September 8, 1975 – April 6, 2021
Michael “Mikey” Wallace Purtilar, 45, passed away suddenly on April 6, 2021, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on September 8, 1975, to Teresa Gayle (Owen) Purtilar & Harry Wallace Purtilar.
As a kid, Mikey loved BMX Biking and going to the Car Races. As an adult, that love shifted to working on cars and riding his Motorcycle. Mikey was a prankster and loved to make people laugh. He had a one of a kind loving and giving heart. We will all miss him!
Mikey is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joyce Owen & Norman Owen; paternal grandparents, Wade and Shirley Purtilar; nephew, Logan Nathaniel Purtilar; step-sister, Wendy Logsdon; Uncle Wade Purtilar; Aunt Patricia Compton; Cousin Little Wade Purtilar; & Girlfriend Carissa Jones.
Mikey is survived by his loving parents, Teresa Gayle Purtilar (Rob Hester) & Harry Wallace Purtilar (Teresa); his four sons, Caleb Clifford, Michael “Little Mikey” Purtilar, Blake Newton, & Andrew Fleenor; two brothers, Steve Purtilar (Robin), & Mike Bennett; step-brother, Bobby Logsdon (Stacey); nephews, Stevie Purtilar (Vicki), & Anthony Purtilar; niece, Kyanne Gritton; great-niece, Breanna “Bre Cat” Purtilar; his pit bulls and babies, Fat Boy and Ellie; several aunts and uncles that were very dear to him; cousins that were more like siblings, and too many friends to count.
As a family, we beg all of motorcyclists to please wear a helmet. Spare your family the heartache that ours is enduring.
Visitation, Tuesday, April 13, & Wednesday, April 14, from 1-8pm, with a Funeral Service on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1pm, in the Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 8519 Preston Hwy. Funeral services will be conducted by Mikey’s cousin, Jessie Morris. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Michael Wallace Purtilar
May 6, 2021
So Crazy its already one month without you I wish I could call and tell you I love you one last time. I know your happy now and thats what keeps me going I love you dad.
April 15, 2021
In Memoriam -
"For a second you were flying
Like you always wanted to
Now you’ll fly forever
In skies of azure blue
We’ll see your smile in every ray
Of sunshine after rain
And hear the echo of your laughter
Over all the pain
The world’s a little quieter now
The colors have lost their hue
The birds are singing softly
And our hearts are missing you
Each time we see a little cloud
Or a rainbow soaring high
We’ll think of you and gently
Wipe a tear from our eye"
Rest In Peace Mikey
April 12, 2021
Mikey, your laughter and smile will be missed. We knew each other for a long time. You had a heart as big as the earth. I will see you again one day.
April 10, 2021
I love you so much Mikey. You was the best big " short " brother a girl could ask for. Our hearts will never be the same but your memory with definitely remain. Love you always and forever
April 10, 2021
Missing you something terrible. Never thought that a day would come when I couldn’t call and hear you say “what you doing big face.” God I wish I could feel you pinching my ears just one more time. I know that you are in a better place and you are no longer struggling with this life, but I wasn’t prepared for this Mikey. How do you say goodbye to someone that you aren’t ready to let go of? I know your happy now up there with Carissa and Logan. I love you and I miss you so much. The pain is almost unbearable.
April 8, 2021
I'm so sorry this has happened and there are no words I can give you to make it any easier...just know there were alot of people that Mikey touched and that loved him....you all are in my prayers and he is with the love that was taken from him and I'm sure Wendy is giving him Hell as we speak. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you all...