Michael J. (Beav) Cleaver (Beav), 55, peacefully passed on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
Michael was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on May 6, 1962, to Richard & Mildred Cleaver.
He spent most of his younger life there and attended Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville.
After moving to Denver, Colorado and becoming a Denver Bronco fan, he returned to Coffeyville. He was a welder at Cook Pump. He loved hunting and fishing. He met and married April Buchanan in 2002.
In 2004, they moved to Carriage Hills near Afton, Oklahoma, to be closer to his mother and stepfather.
Mike worked in Grove, at Pride Plating and Extreme Power. Mike and April did divorce but remained close friends. He then met, fell in love, and had a daughter with Jamie Infield. He was a friend to many and family to most people that knew him.
Mike was preceded by his grandparents and father Richard Cleaver and step-dad Paul Waller.
He is survived by his mother Mildred Jo Waller; sisters Laura Tritthart, Renee Cleaver, brother Paul Waller Jr.; his children, Tara Fritz, Lyssa Buchanan, Michael D. Cleaver, and Remington Mathia Cleaver and five grandchildren.
A memorial for Michael's friends and family will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, near Afton. For more information, or directions, persons may contact Lyssa Buchanan at 918-323-6985.