Micah Russell Merryman-Scifres
As Micah would say…” Long story short” …
June 8,1982 was not just another sunny day in Honolulu Hawaii. It was a very special day as Micah Russell Merryman-Scifres entered the world.
Who would have known what an impression Micah would make… not only on his immediate family but on the many hundreds of people he met during his life.
At 1 ½ months old, Micah and family moved to Corpus Christi TX from Honolulu. At this early age, he was introduced to the beach life spending nearly every weekend in the sand and surf. After watching his father surf all the time, Micah soon developed his love for surfing.
When Micah was about 8 years of age, he was introduced to Martial Arts by his father. He continued to learn and train in mixed Martial Arts throughout his life focusing on achieving a Black Belt.
His imagination, creativity and attention to detail surfaced in his childhood art. That talent led Micah to the art of Tattooing.
A sense of humor, animation and his ability to tell stories entertained everyone. He was encouraged by family and friends to pursue Comedy…something he considered.
Micah loved having fun, being outdoors, sunning and relaxing at the pool, surfing and socializing at the beach, and hanging out with his children, family and friends.
Micah was a mediator and peacekeeper who did not like conflict. He had a knack for diffusing volatile situations just by talking and was able to establish a rapport with nearly anyone. He believed in respect and would correct anyone who was disrespectful.
Being an outdoorsman, enjoying the sun, and seeing physical labor as a great way to exercise, Micah saw advantages of working in the oil industry and the utility service industry. He did not like sitting still and took every opportunity to learn about all aspects of his jobs. When he was on a job site, he preferred to be a Team Player and work alongside his coworkers assisting in any way he could. He was looking forward to working with Kinetic Energy establishing a secure and steady line of work so that he could meet some of his goals of having a traditional family lifestyle, a home for his children and time to spend with them. It was this desire that led Micah to work as much as possible and accept a temporary job assignment in Kansas.
Unfortunately, on July 18, 2021, Micah’s hopes, dreams and aspirations ended unexpectedly. He had so many other accomplishments yet to achieve and so much love and laughter to share with others. Although Micah’s passing has left us broken hearted, we are all thankful for the times that we shared with him and by the memories we created together.
Though you are no longer on this earth Micah, you live on in our hearts…forever young, forever laughing, forever family.
Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee) A hui hou kakou (Until we meet again)
Blessed by his life are his family: Linda Merryman-Scifres, Skese/Mike Scifres, Kristen & Kenny, Cameron, Ryan & Alicia, Kaliani, Karver, Kaleia, Keelie, Kalena, Aunty Sissy, Aunty Bobbie, Uncle Doug, Meilani, Matt, Wylie & Piper, his Brothers, numerous Aunts, Uncles & cousins and many many friends both on earth and in Heaven.
A Memorial Service will be held September 18, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Grace Community Church, 1514 Flour Bluff Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78418. Following the Memorial Service, A Celebration of Life will take place at The Seawall on Windward Drive, North Padre Island.
In honor of Micah, please dress Micah Style…Casual & Comfortable.
This will conclude the Services for Micah.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Micah’s children in care of CoastLife Credit Union, Saratoga Branch, 6810 Saratoga Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78414.