Michael James Overstreet, dedicated husband, loving father and step-father, doting uncle, loving brother and son &; life long farmer, was born September 25, 1984 in Boise City, Ok to Ron and Peggy Overstreet. Michael was the third child to Ron and Peggy joining his sisters Michelle and Kimberly. With Michael’s birth, his parents were finally able to use the name they’d had picked out since starting their family.
As soon as he learned to walk, Michael was around town in his cowboy boots and shorts. The shorts became jeans when he figured out he’d need those to work at the feed yard, dairy or farm. He quickly acquired his first dog, Flintstone, and Michael was never without a dog after that, favoring the big breeds like his two Great Danes.
From a very young age, Michael loved farming. Anything resembling a tractor, combine or truck was quickly acquired and added to his fleet of farm toys (many of which were red). He would spend hours “farming” the carpet in the living room, scolding anyone who dared walk through his “fields.”
Michael had an incredible sense of humor, and a signature chuckle that easily identified him. Work came before fun for Michael, even skipping junior prom to finish a welding project (or maybe avoid the dancing!). As he grew up, he could always be found farming, working at the dairy or feed yard, or tinkering with most anything mechanical. His passion for things with wheels was reflected in a 5th grade paper where he wrote, “Loaders, trucks and tractors fill the air with the smell of diesel and beautiful noise.”
It wasn’t uncommon to find things around the Overstreet household in pieces as Michael learned how things worked.
Throughout school, Michael was a good student, played several sports and was actively involved in the Boise City FFA Chapter, receiving the FFA State Proficiency award in 2002. He thoroughly enjoyed throwing the shot put and discus in high school qualifying for state in the discus, both his junior and senior years. He regularly practiced in the backyard of the family home with help from his dog Magnum, who he taught to retrieve the discus.
After graduating from Boise City High School in 2003, Michael attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University, majoring in Agribusiness. While at OPSU, Michael worked on the College Farm, meeting friends from all over while doing and studying what he loved.
Michael began farming the Overstreet family land in 2011, becoming the 4th generation to farm that ground. He took tremendous pride in the land and worked diligently to take great care of it and his equipment. His mechanical ability benefitted him as he acquired equipment and began custom farming for several families in the area.
In 2011, Michael met the love of his life, Halley. They were married in Estes Park, CO on September 8th , 2015 at a beautiful ceremony. Emberlynn and Korbin were an important part of this new family. Michael adored the opportunity to be a stepdad to these amazing kids. As much as he liked buying Halley fresh flowers, he liked helping Emberlynn and Korbin pick out cowboy boots to wear farming, four-wheeling, fishing and hunting. The family of four became a family of six with the addition of Carson Auden James on July 20, 2016 and Lukas Michael Graham on December 22, 2017. Always a kid at heart, Michael loved Christmas. He would buy loads of fun and exciting gifts for the kids, many of which he’d enjoy playing with himself. However, he’d get so excited about that gifts and the kids’ reactions, that he’d give them the gifts early, and then have to go shopping again before Christmas.
Michael left this earth the afternoon of July 17, 2021 at BSA in Amarillo, TX. This tremendous man – husband, father, son, brother, farmer, and community member - will be missed so much by those still here on this earth.
Michael is survived of the home by his wife Halley; children Emberlynn, Korbin, Carson & Lukas; parents Ron & Peggy Overstreet of Dodge City, KS; sisters Michelle Overstreet (children Anna & Andrew) of Saint George, KS; Kimberly Nichols and husband Eddie (children Mason & Ryan) of Dodge City, KS; in-laws Theresa and Eddie Stafford and Micky and Deb Cobb, both of Keyes; and sister-in-
law Amber Carson and husband Chris of Tulsa, OK (children James & Ivie).
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M till 7:00 P.M Thursday, July 22 , 2021 at Henson Novak Funeral Home in Boise City , OK
Celebration of Life Services will be held 3:00 P.M Friday July 23 , 2021 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Boise City, OK
Memorials can be made in Michael’s memory to Cimarron Trap Club P.O Box 972 Boise City, Oklahoma 73933
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