Michael Lynn Eytcheson,67, of Ripley, OK passed away October 22, 2019 with his wife Nancy and sons Ryan and Caleb, by his side. A rosary Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater, OK. A celebratory mass will follow at 10:00am on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with a lunch at noon for family and friends in attendance. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.
Mike was born December 26, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Ok to Willie and Lorraine (Fugate) Eytcheson. Mike spent 36 years as a firefighter and EMT in Gunnison, Co in Stillwater, Ok and later an instructor for OSU Fire Service Training. He was a captain for the Stillwater Fire Department for over 20 years.
Mike was a lifelong cowboy, horse enthusiast and enjoyed being on his farm tending to his horses and cattle. In his retirement, Mike enjoyed traveling around the world and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mike is survived by his wife Nancy, sons, Ryan (Amber) and Caleb (Kelli); brother, Dave (Joan) and grandchildren Wyatt (Ryan) and Ava & Emma (Caleb).
Those wishing to honor Michael may do so by making memorial contributions to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, parkinsonoklahoma.com.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .