Michael Leonard Sullivan, longtime resident of Waxahachie, born July 3, 1943, in Winona, Minnesota, died at his home on Monday, October 7. Mike was raised in Minnesota until the age of thirteen when his family moved to Waxahachie. He was a graduate of Waxahachie High School and attended Tarleton State University.
Mike is survived by his stepdaughter Deborah Hartsfield, stepson Cecil (Trace) Hartsfield, wife, Kim; grandchildren: Chad Hartsfield, wife, Melodie, Casey Hartsfield, Christopher Hartsfield, and one great-grandchild, Charlotte Hartsfield.
Mike is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Kiril Coonley, brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Janie Sullivan, and brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Elizabeth Sullivan, and by many nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his beloved wife of thirty-six years, Alene, his stepson, Euel Hartsfield, and by his parents, Leonard and Ione Sullivan.
Mike was a kind, generous, compassionate man who greatly loved his family and his home. He also loved his dog, Patches, lost to illness a few weeks ago. He was an outgoing person who always had time to sit down and visit with his friends. And he took pride in the home that he and his wife built together near Maypearl, where they planted many flowers and trees.
Mike, always a hard worker, began his career in the family poultry operations. He moved on to work for the Nay Company and later worked several years as a cowboy in the San Saba area. Returning to Waxahachie, he started a local business known as Mike’s Concrete U-Cart and Welding Shop.
Mike later worked for a number of years as an owner/operator truck driver, traveling across the U.S. and into Canada. He finished out his working career as the owner of rental properties for local small businesses in Waxahachie.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, or online at curealz.org in memory of his wife Alene, or to the Dinah Weable Breast Cancer Fund in memory of his mother, Ione Sullivan.
Mike was laid to rest on Saturday, October 12, at the Waxahachie City Cemetery, following funeral services arranged by Wayne Boze Funeral Home.