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Mike Vida Jr.'s Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • Sunset Memorial Park

      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350

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Mike Vida, Jr. of Enterprise, Alabama passed away at his residence on Monday, October 9, 2017.  He was 76.

 

Services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11 am in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 pm on Thursday, October 12.

 

Mr. Vida was born in South Bend, Indiana on July 25, 1941 and lived the early years of his life in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He joined the US Army in 1960 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  After 23 years of military service, he retired in 1983.  Then, he attended Troy University and received a degree in Psychology and Counseling in 1985.  Mr. Vida was employed with the Southeast Alabama Youth Services as a juvenile counselor for 25 years until his retirement in 2007.  He enjoyed woodworking, watching football, spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid reader.  Mr. Vida was of the Baptist faith.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Vida, Sr. and Mildred and Vernon Hyde; a sister, Judy Hatley; a brother, Jerry Hyde; and his son, Michael (Mickey) Vida.

 

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nell Vida; son, Chris (Telisa) Vida; daughter, Kelly (Glen) Sexton; daughter-in-law, Kathy Vida; grandchildren, Ben, Joey, Meghan, Aaron, Michael, Vicki, Jessica, Garrett, Savannah, Jack and Kari; and great-grandchildren, Zack, Zane, Zoe, Brodie, Aidian, Brysen and Ellie Kate.

 

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Charlotte Langford

Mr. Vida was a great man. He really cared about his fellow man. He lead a very interesting life. His legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren. Love.

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Beth Weiand

My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss.

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Robert & Nancy Bragg

Dear Aunt Nell - Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Uncle Mike. He was an amazing man and lived a full and wonderful life. It is are regret that we didn’t keep better in touch with him or yourself but know you are both very dear in our hearts. May God bless and keep you and your family in His care now and forever. You are in our Prayers. All our Love

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Darren and Jenny Russell

In our thoughts and prayers

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Nancy Jankoski

Mark and I are praying for your comfort and peace in your time of loss. Mike was a faithful servant to God and Country.

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Bryon and Kandy Campbell

Aunt Nell and family; we are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you!! We feel so blessed to have spent the time we did with you and Uncle Mike this past April, Bryon loved hearing his Vietnam stories!! He will truly be missed.

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Donald Phillips

I am so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathy. Our Creator did not intend for humans to live just 70 or 80 years on earth and then move on to spend eternity in another realm, he wanted us to live right here on earth in paradise. (Psalms 1:26-28) This grand purpose is an expression of God's love for humankind. The Bible says "The righteous will possess the earth, and live forever on it." (Psalms 37:29) Those who have fallen asleep in death will come back to enjoy life free from sickness and death (John 5:21,28,29; Revelation 21:3,4)

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Alberta Weiand

Our deepest sympathy. To Mikes entire family

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DEAN AND DENISE BONURA

Denise and I are saddened by your loss but take great comfort in knowing that Mike is with Christ and that we'll see him again. So glad he was a member of our chapel community. Our prayers are with you and in the days ahead. Peace.

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Jeremy Bullard

My prayers are with you, Chris, and your family -- for peace in this time of separation, and in praise that this separation need only be temporary.

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