Michael Craig Rhea “Big Red”, 63, of Odessa, TX, passed away on June 16, 2018 in Odessa, TX.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, TX. Attendees are invited to a memorial lunch honoring Mike at Sunset Funeral Home immediately following the memorial services.
Mike was born in Sundown, TX to Guy Stanley Rhea and Rama Nell Stroud on March 31, 1955. He graduated from Levelland High School in Levelland, Tx. Following High School Mike began a successful career in the oil patches of West Texas. He married Dana Lynette Rhea on May 18, 1992 in Odessa, TX. He founded Mida Supply in 1993 a successful family business that he ran up until his retirement to Lake Brownwood, TX in 2009. Mike loved spending time with family and friends and most everyone that he met usually became one or the other in short order. He cared deeply for those around him and unknowingly made everyone around him strive to be a better person. Mike loved to spend time outside from the mountains of New Mexico to the lakeshores in Texas or even just out in his own yard where he took pride in having everything green and tidy. He was always ready to lend a hand where needed or a swift kick in the butt when deserved, but most of all Mike was ready to do whatever it took to get the job done. The man, the myth, the legend. Forever missed, never forgotten, always loved.
Mike is preceded in death by his nephew Cameron Maye, his brothers Kerry Don Rhea, Lee Wayne Rhea, and Samuel Conway “Butch” Rhea, his father Guy Stanley Rhea, his mother Rama Nell Rhea.
Mike is survived by his wife Dana Rhea, his children Kiesha Hughes and husband Llyod, Bryan Rhea and wife Jammie, Daman Pinson and wife Monica, Chris Pinson and wife Jessie, his sisters Penny Maye and Pam Barrera, grandchildren Karly, Bailey, Lil Bryan, Brayden, Madison, Caiden, Tyler, Isaiah, Tinley, Elizabeth, Brennan, Ryan, Liam and Lydia, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send condolences please our guest registry at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Donna MurdockOdessa, TX
With my heartfelt sympathy to Dana, Penney, Pam, children and grandchildren. I will always remember his easy spirit and happy smile. May his cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. My love to all, Dean
Dean DunawayRichland Hills, TX
So sorry to hear of Mike passing. I enjoyed working with him at Trico. Our prayers are with you Dana and all the family.
Holice SmithOdessa, TX
Valeria Shelby, TX
We are so sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father and brother. We never had the pleasure of ,eating Mike bit Penny has talked about him so much. We know how much he was loved. Your family is in out thoughts and prayers.
Linda & Ralph RobertsPensacola, FL
Sending love to Penny and Pam. To the wife , kids and extended family. So sorry for your loss. May god bless you all at this time of need.
Sonyia HelstromComanche, TX