On Monday, March 2, 2020, Michael Christopher Trousdale (Mikey Mike, Mike, Big Mike, Joker, Mick) , loving husband and father of 2 children, Family man of many nieces, nephews, best friend to many, best son in law and brother in law, passed away at the age of 48.
Mike was born on November 26th in Los Angeles, CA to Linda Jo Blackwell and Barry Lynn Trousdale. He was a Navy Seabee who served in Iraq, and continued to load Operating Heavy Equipment and loved driving big trucks, and was always happy, wasn’t ever about the money, just wanted to be out of an office. On June 7th, 1997, he married Heather Riggio. They raised two children, Son Gage and Daughter Frankie.
Mike had a passion for family. He loved big holidays, the better the food the better the holiday He also loved to ride his Harley Davidson every day to work. He loved comradery, though neither of us could ever rarely spell it we often talked about how he loved the comradery of family, friends, military, and the Biker World. Mike also had a passion for the Steelers, and I would often tell him, Babe, write them a stern letter.. they will win. He did not find this amusing. He was a garage guy, music lover, a collector of anything. He was known for his humor and gregariousness, His CARING eyes, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Jo Blackwell. He is survived by his wife Heather, his two children, Gage and Frankie, and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Michael loved to love, loved to be loved, loved to live, and he always lived like he was dying.
There will never be a man easier to talk to;
an easier man to please,
an easier man to admire,
but he’ll be the hardest man to miss.
To you, Mike, you will remain in my heart everyday moving forward. I will celebrate your life and remember you always as the best of the bunch of us. Thank you for all the laughs and good times. Thank you for always being there for me and my kids no matter what, no matter when, without question. Thank you for being my sons best man, best friend and the best Uncle Jake and Dean could ever ask for. You were a wonderful role model and my kids are better men for that.
To you, Heather, I love you so much and have always admired the fact that you were able to find your Prince Charming and be an amazing example of faithfulness and perseverance. Through thick and thin, no matter what the circumstance, you and Mike fought for each other and always won. I’d like to believe a little piece of you and Mike live on in Dean and Natalie and they live by your example.
Michael Trousdale, thank you for being a part of my life. I miss you and can’t wait till we meet again my friend.
Mike was a hero. He was the best man, friend and uncle. He gave great advice, treated friends like family and was the greatest part of many peoples lives.
A celebration of his life will be hosted On Monday.
- Date of celebration: Monday, March 9th
- Time of Viewing our beloved loss: 10am to 12pm
- Family and Close Friends: 10 to 11am
- Everyone else who needs a hug: 11am to 12pm
- Time of Service: 12pm to 2pm
Where is our beloved Michael Trousdale?
- Bunker University Chapel 480.830.4105
- 3529 E University Dr., Mesa AZ 85213