Michael Allen Stroh, March 19, 1971~August 16, 2014


Stroh, Michael Michael Allen Stroh, 43, of Springdale passed away at his residence in Ocoee, Florida on August 16, 2014.

Michael was born on March 19, 1971 in Fayetteville, AR.

He attended Northwest Arkansas Community College and is a graduate of the White River School of Massage.  Michael held a state license as a massage therapist in Arkansas and Florida and was nationally certified.  Michael’s career started as a massage therapist for the University of Arkansas Track Team.  He later moved to Florida to dedicate himself to Olympic track and field athletes in training.  He traveled with many athletes to many meets in foreign countries.  Tyson Gay (Olympic runner) was a special friend and a long and loyal client.

Michael was dedicated and conscientious in all endeavors and compassionate about everyone he met.  He lived to help others and always had an effervescent and infectious smile on his face.  His commitment to his clients was, “I’m available 24/7 as you need me”.

Michael is survived by his mother, Laurie Barker and husband Norm; father, Roger Stroh and wife Dale; sister, Debbie “BB” Wethers and husband Barry; nephew, Taylor Wethers; uncle; Dennis Stroh and spouse Lauren; son, and joy of his life of 1 ½ years, Mayson Lee Stroh; mother of Mayson, Korene Hines; step-uncle Rick Owen and step-sister Jodi Stroh.

He was dearly loved and will be soulfully missed.  Michael’s wish was to be cremated and buried next to his maternal grandmother.

Memorial and burial services for the family and close friends will be held at 10:00 A.M on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, consider making a donation to Arvest Bank, c/o Mayson Lee Stroh, 2389 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR. 72703.

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    Jennifer Smith » 21. Aug, 2014

    My heart and prayers go out to michaels family….

    Gerald Phiri » 21. Aug, 2014

    I’ve known Mike since 2012. I had the pleasure of having Mike as my massage therapist out here in Florida. Mike was always hard working and he went above and beyond to try and help me stay injury free. He would sometimes come to my house for an hour appointment and end up working on me for 2.5hours because he didn’t want to do a bad job!! I was very saddened when when I heard the news about his passing especially because I had not seen Mike in about a month. Mayson was his pride and joy; I remember how his face would light up whenever he talked about him and he always seemed determined to be a good father to his son. Mike you will be missed.. thank you for all of your hard work. My condolences to his family and friends. I hope you all have wonderful and special memories of Mike.

    R.I.P my friend.


    Brenda Stovall » 21. Aug, 2014

    Laurie & Debbie: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Pam and Ed Austin » 21. Aug, 2014

    Laurie & Debbie, We are so sorry for your loss. We know words can’t describe what your going through. Our thought and prayers are with you.

    Cher Harris-Barrett » 21. Aug, 2014

    Michael & I have been friends since 1994. He truly was a very good person. When we met, we drove identical Red Jeep Wranglers. I hope he finds peace in heaven. Michael, you will be very missed. As for Michael’s family, my prayers are with you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    MackyPhommachak » 21. Aug, 2014

    May you find peace and comfort. Michael was always a kind soul to those who were fortunate enough to cross paths with him. He was loved tremendously and will always be missed.
    From Macky Phommachak and family

    Karla Teer » 21. Aug, 2014

    I pray that God grants you peace and comfort in this trying time. Michael will be forever remembered and always loved by those who had the privilege of having known him. May his precious soul rest in peace.

    Mark & Misti Mastagni » 21. Aug, 2014

    I had the privilege of knowing Michael ever since the 3rd grade, he was one of my best friends in life! During the years growing up we were like brothers. As we became older and involved in our own busy lives and careers we lost touch from time to time. I felt as though if I needed anything i could count on Michael and like wise. I knew he was doing good in his career and life. Michael never met a stranger. He was always smiling:) I remember when we use to go fishing, and all the other great times we had together, to many to mention. To his mom and rest of the family, Michael is with the angels now, smiling down on us. Your in our prayers, and my heart goes out to you. I will always miss my brother. Take care, Michael until we meet again. God Bless ya!

    Barbara Powers » 21. Aug, 2014

    Debbie & Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to give you strength over these next few days.

    Gary and Penny Morgan » 21. Aug, 2014

    Laurie and Debbie and your families,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your family member
    and know how our Prayers and thoughts have and. Will
    continue to be with all of you.
    May God bless you.

    K.D. Hill » 21. Aug, 2014

    The last few days I have been remembering all the days that Michael, my brother Shane, Mark Mastagni and Todd Dime use to hang out together back in high school. Michael was always smiling no matter what. I remember when they got into a little “innocent” trouble and Michael was still smiling and shrugged his shoulders and laughed. People loved Michael. He was always trying to find a way to make people feel good. I am thankful for the phone conversations over the last few years. I am thankful for his love for his son. He had really started to appreciate life and all it offered. My heart is broken for his family and close friends. I pray God’s peace and comfort over you during this time

    Rhetha George » 22. Aug, 2014

    Roger Stroh and family of Michael Stroh. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, words cannot even begin to express my sympathy for you and your family. I remember Mike from long ago when Roger and I were co-workers at Kearney Company. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and I pray God gives you strength and comforts you.

    Rhetha George » 23. Aug, 2014

    To Roger Stroh and family of Michael Stroh. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot even begin to express my sympathy. I remember Mike from long ago when Roger and I were co-workers at Kearney Company. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God give you srength during this time.

    Danette Allen » 23. Aug, 2014

    I am speaking for my family and I, we have known Michael for as long as I can remember, we loved him ! Are hearts were heavy when we heard of his passing, Are prayers go out to all of the family, Michael you will be truly missed ! Peace be with you in Heaven ! Jesse Allen, Danette Allen, Jesse Paschal and Heather Potter (Paschal ) R.I.P. Michael