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Obituary for Michael Lyndon "Big Mike" Hess

Michael Lyndon "Big Mike"  Hess
A PROUD DAD, GRANDPA, SON, BROTHER, UNCLE, COUSIN, X-HUSBAND, COLLECTER OF STRAY ANIMALS AND PEOPLE, PLAYBOY, HEART BREAKER, BIG HEARTED AND FUNNY, BAD BOY WITH A BIG HEART, TRUE FRIEND, BIKER, GENEROUS, PROUD UNION BROTHER, COMEDIAN, LIFE OF THE PARTY, HE LOVED THE BEATLES AND WOMEN , PRANKSTER, THERAPIST, BAND MEMBER, SINGER, GUITARIST, LOYAL CUSTOMER OF SALTY DAWG AND BEST FRIEND TO MANY. RETIRED BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS, HONORARY RETIRED UNION BROTHER OF IUEC LOCAL 140, VETERAN OF THE US ARMY, BORN AND RAISED IN TUCSON ARIZONA.
BIG MIKE( AKA DINGO, GOD, SANTA, JESUS, ELVIS) WAS BORN 11/17/1954 HE PASSED AWAY 3/5/2018 AT THE AGE OF 63. HE WAS THE SON OF GRACIE CARROL AND SON OF ELMER HESS, BIG MIKE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS SISTER CHRISTINA HESS , BROTHER KENNETH HESS, SISTERS LORRAINE HESS AND ELINA HESS.
BIG MIKE WAS SURVIVED BY BROTHERS DAVID HESS AND JOHN HESS AND HIS SISTERS
LANORA “ECHO “LINNA AND LAURA KINGER.
BIG MIKE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS SON MICHAEL HESS “LITTLE MIKE”, LITTLE MIKE’S WIFE JESSICA HESS AND HIS DAUGHTER KATRINA HESS. GRANDCHILDREN: TONY, DYLAN, HANNAH, HAILEY ,THOMAS, KAHLEENA, ALI, SUMAIYA AND AYVAH. SURVIVED BY AUNT MARY BROWN, COUSINS TONY, TERRY AND TRISHA. SURVIVED BY NIECES MIRANDA AND STACY, NEPHEW BRETT HESS. BIG MIKE WAS CONSIDERED FAMILY AND A BEST FRIEND TO MANY OF US… HE CONSIDERED SO MANY PEOPLE FAMILY AND BEST FRIENDS TOO..... BIG MIKE WILL BE MISSED, A LOT!!!
THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS, BANNER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, UNITED STATES ARMY, KATRINE, SERENA AND MICHAEL CESARIO, SALTY DAWG, MICHAEL AND STEPHANIE GRANT, ADAIR FUNERAL, JAMES WOLFREY, PASTOR STEVE MAIN, ANITA,FRANK AND , PAUL CARRIZOSA! EVERYONE WILL REMEMBER BIG MIKE IN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT IF YOU KNEW THE MAN, THE LEGEND… “BIG MIKE” IT’S A FACT,HE BROUGHT LAUGHTER INTO YOUR LIFE. RIP BIG MIKE WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALREADY.
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