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Michael S. Starnes
Michael S. Starnes, 74, of Newport News, Virginia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. He was born on March 4, 1948. Mike served in the United States Air Force for four years. After his service, he worked for Verizon and retired after 33 years of service. He also worked for Christopher Newport University for five years. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church, Newport News.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Troy J. Starnes, Sr. and Virginia Starnes Buchanan, son, Douglas S. Starnes and his brother, Troy J. Starnes, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sills Starnes. They were married for nearly 55 years. Mike and Linda graduated froom Newport News High School, Class of 1966. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Starnes Clevenger (Kenneth); four grandchildren, Kacey and Ella Clevenger and Mason and Max Starnes; daughter-in-law, Wendy Starnes; three sisters, Barbara Starnes Batts, Vivian Starnes Calhoun (Orville), Loretta Starnes Zeitz (Richard); and their families.
We will cherish our memories of “Mike”, “Dad”, and “Poppy”. In keeping with Mike’s wishes, no services are planned.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.