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Michael Counts

Michael Conley Counts

Wednesday, August 31st, 1949 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Michael C. Counts, 70, of Salem, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2019

He was born in Salem, a son of the late Albert and Grace Mills Counts and had been a resident all his life. He retired as a Water Treatment Technician with the City of Salem Water Department following over 35 years of service and was a life member of the Salem Rescue Squad. An avid UVA fan, he also enjoyed reading and NASCAR racing.

He is survived by a son Jason Counts and wife Kristal; his daughter, Amber Counts; step-daughters, Valerie McKnight and Jessica Dickerson; nine grandchildren, Grayson, Travyn, Ethan, Emalynn, Gabrielle, Josh, K.J., Devin and Aaron; his brother Pat Counts and wife Kristeen, as well as numerous extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Chaplain Dave Vanderpool will officiate. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM, Monday at the funeral home. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Chaplain Dave Vanderpool
  • Interment

    Location
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Mark guthrie

Posted at 10:43am
Mike was a great cousin and friend ,did crazy things when he was younger . I respected him and his brother very much. Miss you cuz.

Melissa Lee

Posted at 08:44pm
We ran rescue together..such a kind man..was proud to call him friend. Mike will be greatly missed..my condolences to the family
 

Amber Counts Posted at 05:42am

Thank you so much for the kind words
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