Michael Lee McCleskey
July 26, 1960 ~ January 30, 2021
Michael Lee McCleskey, 60 of Modesto, California passed away on January 30, 2021 from COVID-19 at Doctors Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Mike was born on July 26, 1960 in Ceres to Loren and Ruby McCleskey. Mike grew up in the Westport community. He attended Westport Elementary School and graduated from Ceres High School class of 1978. After high school Mike farmed for 36 years, then he went on to work for Jameson Harvesting where he formed a bond with a great group of co-workers and good friends.
Mike was an avid bass fisherman and loved taking his boat up to Lake Don Pedro or out to the Delta to fish. For several years, Mike devoted a lot of his time as a volunteer fireman for the Westport Fire Department.
Anyone who knew Mike knew that he loved his family and friends more than anything. Mike was also known for his kind and compassionate spirit. While Mike was in the hospital fighting hard to beat this virus, he wanted all his family and friends to take COVID-19 seriously and remain safe throughout this pandemic.
He is survived by his soulmate Francis Golightly of Modesto; two sons, Christopher Golightly of Modesto and Nicholas McCleskey of Manteca; four grandchildren, Teyla, Jaden, Zander, and Tara; his mother, Ruby McCleskey of Modesto; his brothers, Walt McCleskey (Jan) of Payette, Idaho, Jim McCleskey (Vicki Johnson) Turlock; two sisters, Gail Evans (Mike) of Modesto, and Chris Silva of Turlock; his best friend and cousin, Bill McCleskey of Denair; Aunt Billie of Oakdale; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Loren McCleskey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westport Fire Department, 5130 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto CA 95358.
Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com
– Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021