Michael A. Hight
April 14, 1943  -  February 4, 2018

Michael A. Hight

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Webb & Rodrick Chapel
306 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Celebration of Life
Webb & Rodrick Chapel
306 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, February 08, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Kansas Sheriff's Association
P.O Box 1122
Pittsburg, KS  66762

Michael A. Hight, 74, Independence, Kansas passed away February 4, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kansas. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kansas Sheriff’s Association and may be left with the chapel.
Mike was born April 14, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Harry Dale and Irma K. (Klintworth) Hight. Mike attended local schools, and was employed by the Universal Atlas Cement Plant until 1983. Mike then became employed with the Independence, Kansas Police Department and was then employed by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department until 1997. Following his law enforcement career Mike was employed by Charloma in Cherryvale, Kansas until his retirement in 2009.
Mike was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Kansas Sheriff’s Association. Mike was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsmen and enjoyed motorcycles, bicycles and camping. He will be remembered as a hard worker, a tad bit stubborn, always had a good story to share, a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, and a great help to anyone in need. Mike even chose to give the gift of life as an organ donor.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 17 years Reba of the home, one son Mark A. (Alicia) Hight, Cherryvale, KS; one daughter Michelle (Russell) Shaffer, Simpsonville, SC; one sister, Melanie (Vernon) Ledbetter, Independence, KS; one stepson, David (Jacqueline) Vest, Independence, KS; two step-daughters, Michelle (Chester) Davis, Caney, KS; Margie (Mark) Goodman, Independence, KS; step-mother Juanita Hight, Independence, KS; 11 grandchildren, Brian Hight, Independence, KS; Chelsea (David) Wage, Independence, KS; Leslie (James) Wright, Independence, KS; Jacoby Shaffer, Simpsonville, SC; step-grandchildren, Brandi Davis, Caney, KS; Rebecca Davis, Caney, KS; Justin Davis, Caney, KS; Joseph Davis, Caney, KS; Nathan (Allison) LaBatt, Independence, KS; Jerry LaBatt, Independence, KS; Feenix Vest, River Vest, Haven Vest, Independence, KS; and six great-grandchildren.
Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory are in charge of Arrangements.

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  1. anna kitchen
    Caney, KS

  2. Rusty Shaffer
    Simpsonville, SC

    Mike was a great father in law and a great person, he will be truly missed by us all, he touched a lot of lives and made this world a little better place. I will miss the happiness that we shared working on projects and just being together. And I will miss the smile that he always smiled. I will miss him...

  3. Kay Westervelt
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss . i didn't know until today tell Brian sorry i'm latePrayers to everyone.

  4. Frank & Dana Keeler
    Caney, KS

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Mike was a good man and will be dearly missed. Take comfort in knowing that Mike is watching over all of you and is now in the hands of the Lord...and that love never ends

  5. Tanner Woods
    Tonganoxie, KS

    Loosing my own father at a young age. I had a few men in my life that have left an impression on me. Mike was one of them. Around 10yrs or so of age, Mike was doing a remodel of our kitchen and added an extra bathroom. Of coarse being 10yrs old I wanted to learn and help swing the hammer. Mike let me try and do a few things here and there. Remembering him being very patient with me. Well there’s that one time I bent the nail head over and left it “un-buried” and he jumped my butt about it. He was just trying to show me that when doing projects, you don’t half-ass them. That being said, Mike will be truly missed by everyone around him. My family is mourning with yours.

  6. Alberta Smith
    Independence, KS

    I was so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. May you all feel the love of Jesus surround you at this time, and know he was respected and loved by many.

  7. Donald B. Yaus
    Coffeyville, KS

    R.I.P. old friend

  8. Denise & Tim Baker
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss he was a great person and will truly be missed! He always had a smile on his face.

  9. Harry Smith
    Independence, KS

    Worked with Mike at Indy PD, and we work a lot together when he was on MGSO, will miss him greatly, a great guy ...

  10. Leann morgan
    Independence, KS

    Mike was a great man. Worked with him at Charloma. Sympathy for the family!

  11. Diane Hight
    Fredonia, KS

    Rest in Peace Mike my friend. I'll catch a few crappie for you.

  12. Jerry and Mary Bennett
    Independence, KS

    It is hard to know what to say at this time. Just know that you are in our thoughts. So very sorry. God Bless

  13. Kenneth Farmer
    Independence, KS

    Linda's and my sincere sympathy to all of Mike's family and we ask the Good LORD to rest his soul and bless all though this time of loss. Love, Kenney and Linda

  14. HAZEL & JIM COLE
    San Isidro, San Jose, KS

    May angels fly high for the family at this time in your sorrow, we are very sorry for the loss and thoughts and prayers are with you..

  15. Keghan and Karter
    Simpsonville, SC

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers. We love you guys.

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