Michael Patrick Staley

Born in Tulsa, OK on December 22, 1986

Departed on October 23, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Michael Patrick Staley, 32, of Nashville, passed away on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. Our beloved Michael Patrick was born on December 22, 1986 in Tulsa, OK as the third of Marianne Boyle Staley and Rick Staley’s seven children. His siblings include Rick, William, Julianne, Joseph (Kari), Daniel, and Matthew.

Michael was extremely brilliant and loved his Catholic faith. Michael was in the first graduating class of Pope John Paul II High School and was active on the soccer, cross country, and bowling teams. He then went on to study construction management at Western Kentucky University where he was a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and met the love of his life, Megan Stinson. He also served for ten years in the Kentucky National Guard. He excelled and became Soldier of Year in 2010 and was named a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. Michael loved the Pittsburgh Steelers but feels it’s time for Tomlin to go. Michael participated in and worked on many of the downtown Nashville building projects. Michael had a beautiful devotion to the Rosary and prayed it often. He was a fighter and despite so many difficulties, he spent a lot of time in or near the Church. We are reminded of what Jesus Christ told St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother in Luke 2:49, “why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my father’s house?”

His unexpected departure from this world is extremely sad but he is now experiencing God’s amazing and eternal peace.

Funeral Mass will be Monday October 28th at 11am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church Gallatin, TN, officiated by Father Stephen Gideon. Visitation will be Sunday, October 27th from 3pm-8pm at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME, 353 East Main Street in Hendersonville. Michael will be laid to rest at Hendersonville Memory Gardens following the Funeral Mass.

77 Comments to Michael Patrick Staley

  1. Mary Garretson
    October 25, 2019 7:16 pm

    I am so very sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. I am praying for the repose of his soul and the comfort of the Staley family. May the Holy Spirit cover you with love during this time of grief.

  2. Miles Ledford
    October 25, 2019 7:16 pm

    Praying for all of the Staley Family and Friends.

  3. DANIEL Schachle
    October 25, 2019 7:30 pm

    We are devastated to hear of your loss and the loss of Michael’s visible light to the world. He sounds like such an inspiring man.
    We Love you and are praying for Michael and your family.
    The Schachles

  4. Marie Kendrick
    October 25, 2019 7:36 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. We are praying for the Staley Family.

  5. Joyce Brokaw
    October 25, 2019 7:45 pm

    Marianne & Family so sorry for your loss, may God and His Blessed Mother be with you at this difficult time.Be comforted in knowing that Michael is with his Lord.

  6. Ashley Gore
    October 25, 2019 7:54 pm

    Michael was always such a positive, loving person. My time knowing him at WKU and the years later made me a very blessed person. His loss is immeasurable, but his memory and love for God and others is forever.

  7. Donna Ogan
    October 25, 2019 7:56 pm

    Marianne I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers are for comfort for you and your family

  8. Nancy, Mike & Matt Mundy
    October 25, 2019 8:14 pm

    We are so heartbroken over the loss of Michael. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Michael was an amazing young man and the world will be a sadder place without him in it.

    • Christina Glynn
      October 27, 2019 11:12 pm

      Dear Julianne and Family-

      We are heartbroken with you about the loss of your amazing son and brother. Our love and prayers are with you all. May our merciful Lord comfort you day by day. May our Blessed Mother hold Michael even this moment in the crossing of her arms.

      In Christ,
      The Glynn Family

  9. Brian and Jennie Mnich family
    October 25, 2019 8:17 pm

    We are deeply sorrowful and heartbroken for you all. Your family is in our most heartfelt prayers. May God embrace your family in His eternal love and bring you Peace.

    The Mnich family

  10. Nancy Koran
    October 25, 2019 8:19 pm

    Dear Marianne and Family, I am sorry for your loss and will keep Michael, as well as, you and your family in my prayers.

  11. Paul and Karyn LeCave
    October 25, 2019 8:30 pm

    Prayers for Marianne and family.

  12. Paul and Karyn LeCave
    October 25, 2019 8:33 pm

    Prayers for the Staley family.

  13. Karen Bright
    October 25, 2019 8:41 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the Staley family . 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Karen , Alex , Matthew Bright and Katie Gigler

  14. Tom and Marie Kimball
    October 25, 2019 8:47 pm

    Prayers for comfort and strength for your family at this very difficult time!

  15. Suzette Telli
    October 25, 2019 8:50 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Marianne, and to all the Staley children during this difficult time. I have no words to make your loss easier, just know that we are with you all in spirit and prayer.
    Andy and Suzette Telli

  16. Jim, Marsha (Kirby)Logue and family
    October 25, 2019 8:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  17. Norma and Maurice Consiglio and Family
    October 25, 2019 8:53 pm

    Our entire family is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Michael. Please know that Michaels soul and all of the Staley Family will be in our deepest thoughts and prayers. May God’s enduring love and strength be with all of you at this most difficult time.

  18. Mike and Dee Targett - Clay City IN
    October 25, 2019 8:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!

  19. Johnstone Family
    October 25, 2019 9:29 pm

    Praying so much for the Staley family. I know that it is the strength of their faith that will being them comfort and peace. Michael was a sweet and wonderful young man.

  20. Dean and Debra Shreve
    October 25, 2019 9:43 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. The Staley family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Steve and Lynn Stoelting
    October 25, 2019 10:01 pm

    Thinking of all of you, so sorry.

  22. Fr Meconi
    October 25, 2019 10:02 pm

    Holy Mass for your brother, Matthew. Blessings on you and all those who weep now. May Christ’s own resurrection and promised, many promises, of eternal life be of some comfort to all the Staley’s these days. Fr Meconi

  23. Cindy Humphrey
    October 25, 2019 10:06 pm

    May eternal rest be granted to him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.
    Praying for all the Staley family, that the Lord may hold them close to Him that they may experience His consoling touch.

  24. James Rasor Family
    October 25, 2019 10:18 pm

    We are so sorry to here of Michael’s passing, your family is in our prayers.

  25. Mike and Fai
    October 25, 2019 10:23 pm

    Marianne, Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. We offer prayers for comfort and peace for all of the family.

  26. Larry & Ellen Wims
    October 25, 2019 10:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss! We will be keeping you & your family in our prayers!

  27. Tim and Karla Smith
    October 25, 2019 10:28 pm

    We are truly sorry to hear about your son. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  28. Lauren Anderson
    October 25, 2019 10:35 pm

    My Michael! I truly feel like he was a part of me. I can only imagine what you all feel. I am broken beyond belief that my friend is gone. I hope he saves me a place up in heaven. My loves goes beyond for the Staley family

  29. Christi (Whalen) Canada
    October 25, 2019 11:20 pm

    Michael was so quick with a joke or a smile. Loved getting to know him at JP2. Love to you all!

  30. SGT (Retired) Sandra Fariss
    October 25, 2019 11:42 pm

    Heartbroken. Just the nicest and well respected soldier I ever met. RIP my brother. My heart goes out to his family.

  31. Will Spalding
    October 25, 2019 11:50 pm

    Michael was a good man. He and I were in the first men’s group with Father Mike at WKU. It is so sad to hear of his passing. Prayers for the Staley family.

  32. Paul Orosz
    October 26, 2019 12:27 am

    Michael brought me to the church and helped me discover my faith. We were in Sigma Phi Epsilon Ky-D chapter together. He never missed Mass no matter how late our Saturday night was. My prayers go out to the Staley family and his loved ones. Rest In Peace brother.

  33. Morel Family
    October 26, 2019 12:45 am

    Julianne, Bill, Joey and all, we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May eternal rest be granted to him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. With love from all the Morels

  34. Allison Reamy
    October 26, 2019 2:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Especially Marianne. May all the angels surround your family at this most difficult time.

  35. Cindee Case
    October 26, 2019 4:06 am

    Bill and Staley family – be assured of my prayers during this heartbreaking time of loss. May your faith give you strength and many good memories provide comfort. And may Michael ever rest in peace.

  36. Mallorie Smotherman
    October 26, 2019 8:27 am

    Oh Rick, I am so sorry! I offer sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to your family on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers, and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.

  37. Glass family
    October 26, 2019 9:31 am

    Prayers for you all. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May Michael rest in the sweet loving arms of Jesus, and may you all feel every prayer being offered up for you. So sorry.
    Laurie and Gary Glass

  38. Becky Gerhold
    October 26, 2019 10:03 am

    Bill and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. Prayers of peace for all of you.


  39. Cherri Sherlin
    October 26, 2019 10:07 am

    I’m so sorry! Thoughts and prayers or you and your family.

  40. Tracy Casey
    October 26, 2019 10:41 am

    So very very sorry. While I did not know Michael, the comments demonstrate the love he gave and was given. My prayers go out to your family. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and provide you comfort.

  41. Karen Duling
    October 26, 2019 10:55 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I am sadden and shocked. Marianne you are a very strong woman and will get through this with your faith, family and friends. Hugs

  42. Ron & Deanna Salvati and Family
    October 26, 2019 11:44 am

    We are so incredibly sad and heartbroken for the passing of Michael. Our most sincere and heartfelt thoughts, prayers and love are with the Staley famiily. May God surround you with his love and may Michael Rest In Peace.

  43. Vanessa Dempel
    October 26, 2019 1:26 pm

    I am so very saddened to hear about the loss of Michael. We all loved him for his wit and lighthearted, sweet spirit. The world lost a good one. May you all be warmed by the memory of him and the blessing of his life.

  44. Anna and Larry Shepherd
    October 26, 2019 4:39 pm

    Our prayers are with you Bill, your mother Marianne, and the entire Staley family. I cannot even imagine the loss that you all feel. MIchael is with our Lord and savior now. We have to take comfort in that.

  45. Sue Ogg
    October 26, 2019 6:46 pm

    Oh, Marianne, I am so sorry. Sending you hugs and praying for your family.

  46. Bobby King
    October 26, 2019 7:02 pm

    So sad to hear this, I served with Staley ….and he was always a great guy and kept us all laughing. Prayers go out to his family..

  47. Louise Volpe
    October 26, 2019 10:10 pm

    Dearest Julianne! My sympathy and prayers go out to you and all your family in the loss of your dear brother! May God bless you all and may your brother Rest In Peace! Amen 🙏

  48. David Grafe
    October 26, 2019 11:04 pm


    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold all the precious memories in your hearts and treasure them. Hold each other close and know how wonderful it was to have son you loved and adored.

  49. Ed Jones
    October 27, 2019 12:40 am

    I was very saddened to read of the passing of Brother Staley, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and chapter brothers. While I never had the honor of meeting Michael, I pledge that the SigEp Patriots Project will always remember him, his life & his patriotic service.

  50. Donna Holleran
    October 27, 2019 8:59 am

    Prayers to the Staley’s with the passing of Michael which is not easy. May God be with you all in this time of sadness and lift you all up in his wonderous LOVE.

  51. Eileen Vernon
    October 27, 2019 1:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Marianne.
    Love, Eileen and Glenn Vernon

  52. Pius Imafidon
    October 27, 2019 2:01 pm

    Michael will be missed by all. He is such a humble polite young man. Michael is full of life, beautiful smiles and loves his family.


  53. Mike, Angie, Alex and Stephanie McKee
    October 27, 2019 3:57 pm

    Dear Staley family,
    We are so very sorry and praying for your family. May the love of Christ Jesus bring you peace

  54. Lynn Gregory
    October 27, 2019 5:56 pm

    Prayers for the Staley family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  55. Catherine Wachter
    October 27, 2019 6:39 pm

    Dear Staley family, My love and prayers are flowing for all of you. I am so very saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. Know that I am holding you all in my heart.

  56. Steven Luttrell
    October 27, 2019 8:15 pm

    We are so saddened by this news and are very regretful to be unable to attend his service. He was always a great friend and a wonderful person to be around. Reaching out in prayer for the Staley family and friends.
    Steven and Hannah Luttrell

  57. Truet Trusler
    October 27, 2019 8:18 pm


  58. Mark Orman
    October 27, 2019 9:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss of your precious Michael. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Hold one another close in your time of sorrow.

  59. Rhonda Huxford
    October 27, 2019 9:33 pm

    Praying for your family.

  60. Peggy Orman Tingley
    October 27, 2019 10:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in our prayers

  61. Rich Defore
    October 27, 2019 10:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Praying for your family

  62. Jill Bean
    October 28, 2019 12:14 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  63. Jill Bean
    October 28, 2019 12:17 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  64. Bill and Joan White
    October 28, 2019 12:20 am

    We are so so sorry.
    Prayers for Peace…

  65. Bill and Carol Morris
    October 28, 2019 5:40 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  66. Alice Hasler
    October 28, 2019 8:03 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family, that God wil give you strength. My deepest condolences.

  67. Kevin and Darla Barrett
    October 28, 2019 8:58 am

    Sorry for your loss , prayers your way ..🙏🙏

  68. Deanna Roberts
    October 28, 2019 1:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that God will help you through this difficult time.

    Deanna(Brown) & Brent Roberts

  69. Chase Fine
    October 28, 2019 1:29 pm

    Thinking of my friend Staley today. I was unable to attend the funeral due to work but my heart is heavy thinking about the loss of a brother. I didn’t know Staley long but SigEp made us close for the time we did know each other. Prayers to the family of this good man.

  70. Jamie Leigh Stevens
    October 28, 2019 2:54 pm

    I was incredibly sad to hear of Michael’s passing. My heart is with his family. May he rest in peace.

  71. Glen and Jeana Wellman
    October 28, 2019 7:20 pm

    We are so sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the entire Staley family.

  72. Terrilyn and Randy Funk
    October 28, 2019 8:08 pm

    Rick we heard of your loss and want you to know we are praying for you and your family. Let us know if we can do anything for you. GOD bless you all 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  73. Jordan Zanetis
    October 30, 2019 11:25 am

    My heart goes out to the Staley family. You remain in my prayers. May the Lord grant you consolation and grace and may his memory be eternal in Christ.

  74. Wayne & Mary-Anne Powers (and family)
    October 31, 2019 7:39 am

    Our hearts are broken for your family. We know Michael meant the world to his college friends here in Bowling Green. He and his “brothers” kept us laughing and smiling.

  75. Anthony Bahr
    October 31, 2019 10:52 am

    Staley was a good man with a high zest for life. Having him bound to me as a brother of SigEp will forever be a blessing. My thoughts are with the family and all those who were touched by Michael. Rest peacefully brother. Until we meet again.

  76. Alicia White
    November 4, 2019 7:01 pm

    Maryann I am so sorry to hear the news of Michael’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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