Michael Anthony Grey


Michael Anthony Grey, 51, of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 after a courageous battle with ALS.

Mike was born March 8, 1959 to Ron Grey, Sr. and Shirley Dee Hinkle. After graduating from Bonner Springs High School in 1977, Mike followed in his father’s footsteps and began a career in residential construction and quickly became an expert carpenter. Over a 35 year career in construction, Mike built many custom homes and became “the guy” to call when you wanted your home framed by the best.

Within the last few years, Mike enjoyed traveling with his high school and first love and current wife, Julie. He recently built their dreamhome in rural Leavenworth County.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Ron Grey. He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie, his mother Shirley Dee Hinkle, his beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Grey, his “2nd” daughter Britney Shipman and his stepmother, Betty Grey. He is also survived by six brothers; Ron Grey, Jr., Anthony Grey, Lance Grey, Gaylen Grey, Leonard Lewis, Jr., and Patrick W. Hinkle; two sisters, Bernita Gorenflo and Jamie Clark; Uncle Jerry Grey and wife Sandy; Aunts Martha Grey and family, Janice Scruggs and husband Chatten and Delores Haden, in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A heartfelt thanks is extended to Mike’s “Crew” who provided help and support throughout the last few months. We could not have made it without you. You all have all been amazing; Jeremy, Frankie, Phillip, Marty, Cassie, Kelsey, Tasha, Taffy, Courtney and Chad. A special thanks to Kansas City Hospice House for helping Mike have a comfortable journey to heaven.

Mike will always be remembered for his strong will and work ethic. All who knew and loved him will never forget the impact he had on their lives.

In celebration of Mike’s life, a service will be held from 6 – 9 pm, Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the Lake of the Forest Club House. For Mike, casual attire and no black, please! In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to help with Mike and Julie’s expenses.


  1. DeeAnn Anderson on July 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Julie & Family ~
    May you find comfort and peace until you’re together again! May you find joy in each day you remember Mike. Celebrate life, celebrate love and live with joy that you’ve been blessed to share in such a wonderful life!
    In Sincere Sympathy,

  2. Joseph and Jennifer Kohl on July 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Eli, we are so sorry for your loss, Remember your father will always be watching you from heaven and he will follow you anywhere you go in your heart. We are so thankful for him having brought you into our lives, for if it wasn’t for him we would not have you. My prayers goes to you and your family. Love Always.

  3. Harold Nelson on July 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Family. I will always remember Mike and his can do attitude. My family thanks him for what he did for us and the kindness he offered. We know he is in a much better place with no more suffering. God Bless

  4. Barb Bille & Family on July 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Julie & Ellie – I know that there are no words that can ease the pain you are both going thru right now. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that the Lord helps you find comfort in the love of your friends and family and from all the wonderful memories of Mike. He was a great guy, a wonderful dad and he will be missed. We will always remember him and how much he loved you both. God Bless

  5. Shelly Schoepflin on July 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Julie–I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a truly caring person who took great pride in his work. I will forever be grateful to him for the beautiful addition on our house. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.

  6. Sandy (McMillon) and Pancho Vazquez on July 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. I knew Mike for over 30 years. He always had a joke to tell and a smile to share. His humor and laughter will be missed. Our prayers are with you and will remain so for years to come. God bless you.

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