Michael Benjamin Barley, 19, died peaceful in his sleep on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Hayden, Idaho, after having suffered an epileptic seizure. Mike was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago.
Mike was born Jan, 29, 1998, at home in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Dave and Martha Barley. Michael was the seventh child the Lord blessed us with and our sixth son. Michael grew up here and attend Northside Elementary, Sandpoint Middle School, and graduated in 2016 from Sandpoint High School.
Michael loved playing soccer and lacrosse and being with his family. He also loved everyone’s children and was quick to always hold anyone’s baby. Mike enjoyed the wonderful outdoors of Idaho and hunting with his dad and brothers. His nephew by only two years, Ryan Barley, was his best friend. He also had many wonderful adventures with his friends and sister and we thank you all for being such a blessing in Mike’s life.
Mike is survived by his parents, Dave and Martha Barley of Sandpoint, brothers, Christopher (Bridgett) Barley of Kennewick, Wash., Sean (Deanna) Barley, Lynnwood, Wash, Patrick (Amanda) Barley, Newport, Wash., Tyler (Rebecca) Barley of Sandpoint, Justin Barley of Sandpoint, and sister, Michelle Barley of Sandpoint. He also is survived by nephews, Ryan Barley, Brycen Barley, Noah Barley, and Grayson Barley; his niece, Nora Barley; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 3, at Lakeview Funeral Home, 301 S. Olive, Sandpoint, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, NOv. 4, at Lakeview Funeral Home with food and fellowship to follow at First Baptist Youth Center, 1220 Michigan St., Sandpoint. Please come and share your memories with us. Also, you can post them at Remembering Mike on Facebook or at lakeviewfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you made a donation to Finding a Cure for Epilepsy online at (http://nyulangone.org/give/funds/faces-finding-a-cure-for-epilepsy-and-seizures) or mail a check to NYU FACES, NYU Langone Medical Center, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, One Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or to the funeral expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/funds-for-mike-barley-funeral or to PO Box 157, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Michael’s online memorial at lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.