Michael Wayne McMinn

michael mcminn

September 21, 1959 ~ May 28, 2023

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Michael McMinn, 63, of Fletcher, a hardworking and dedicated family man, went to his heavenly home on May 28, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Michael was preceded in death by his wonderful, loving father, Vernon McMinn, Jr. Also waiting to meet him in Heaven are grandkids, Hope McMinn and Asher Christian.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 44 years, Roxanne; children Josh (Christi), Tabatha (Myles) and Michaela (Brian); grandkids, Caitlyn, Logan, Ayden, Molly, McKenna, Ashton, Nevaeh, Mia and Avery; “very special” sister, Cindy (Tim); in-laws, Burl and Rhea Lance; “adopted grandkids”, Triston and Tyson; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, as well as his mom, Claudia and Debbie.

You could normally find him supporting his grandkids, gardening, or enjoying the outdoors. He was a volunteer fireman at Fletcher for 15 years. Michael built houses for 44 years, including the last 25+ years in Highlands, NC, where he was better known as Spanky. He finished out his career working for his son at McMinn Company. There could never be a better husband, dad, papaw, or boss man around.

The family would like to thank Weldon (Linda), Ruth and Buddy (JoAnn) for supporting Michael and his family, as well as Four Seasons Palliative/Hospice and Pardee Cancer Center for their exceptional care.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 30 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with Pastors Phillip Youngblood, and Keith Norris officiating. Burial will follow in the new section of Hoopers Creek Cemetery and the family will greet friends at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 until 3:00 PM.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: May 30, 2023 3:00 pm

Hoopers Creek Baptist Church
Hoopers Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732


Visitation: May 30, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hoopers Creek Baptist Church
Hoopers Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732



Room: New Section

Hoopers Creek Cemetery
Hoopers Creek Church Road
Fletcher, NC


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Roxanne and family, So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Just wanted to let you know your in our prayers.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of the most loving men I knew. Prayers for your family

  3. To each of you I can say it was my Honor to serve on the Fire Department with him for 10 years and I know how much he truely Loved his family we talked alot Im one of his cousins and I Loved watching him playing with his children when they were small Im sorry for such a Loss I hope that you can take comfort in knowing that we shall see him with a body that he shall have now and I shall be in prayer for each of you for I know you are goingthrough alot and need prayers

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you. I remember Michael from school.

  5. Roxanne,

    Earl and I are so sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. Your entire family is in our hearts and Prayers. We love all of you.

    Earl and Betty

  6. Christi and Josh, so sorry to hear about your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 Love y’all Bryan & Jill Raines

  7. Roxanne,

    We are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. You all are in our Hearts and Prayers. We love you all.

    Earl and Betty

  8. So sorry, Roxanne and family. Mike was a special man and a real delight to talk to. He will be missed by all.

  9. Love and prayers for you all, someone as special as Michael won’t ever fade from our hearts and memories. It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. Roxanne and family my heart breaks for you all. Michael was a shining light in our community. God bless you and give you strength for this difficult time.

  11. Roxanne&precious family, We Love Y’all So Much– Mike was and will always be special to us– So Blessed that God Made Us Family💜💚Yall are such an inspiration to us and all who know you– We’re Praying for the comfort and peace that only God can give — Love yall So💚💜Always in our Prayers🙏Perry, Laura, MJoy&Family “…the Joy of the Lord is Your Strength.” Neh.8:10b

  12. Roxanne and family, Michael holds a special place in our heart. He loved helping Clyde with his many projects and many times would come up just to talk and hang out during the nine years we lived beside them. We loved him dearly. Without a doubt we know that he is in Heaven walking the streets of gold. Praying for you Roxanne and the family.
    Love, Clyde and Sandy Ledford

  13. Roxanne and family, our love and prayers go out to you and your family. Michael was a very sweet man and we watched him grow up and get married and have a wonderful family. God Bless you all and give you comfort. Don and Dianna Birchfield

  14. Dear McInn family.
    I hope you’ll accept my condolence and regrets for your loss and I would like to share where I found
    hope comfort and peace when I lost my entire family to our enemy death. I found thus in the pages
    of Jehovah Gods word the Bible at Revelation21;4 and Isaiah25:8 and reading what jw.org said.
    I do encourage you to check these out and find some help in this time of need amd please let mr
    know if this did help in siome way. I do hope to hear from you.
    Sincerelu, GM

  15. Roxanne and the family, Billy and I are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless and give you strength in the days to come.

  16. Roxanne, Vanessa and I pray for you all at the loss of your loved one. Be at ease that Michael is with Jesus and enjoying the wonders of Heaven.

  17. Roxanne, and Family He lived such a short life, but such a meaningful live, filled with Love for his Family. Praying that the sweet Peace of God will help each one of you through each day. With Sincere Sympathy and Love

  18. Michaela and family, we are so sorry to here about your dad passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I know he will be truly missed. It is so hard to lose a parent, but your dad will always be with you, in your heart. Love ,Yvonne

  19. Rick and I loved getting to know Michael while building our home in GlenCove. He always had a twinkle in his eye while telling stories about his family. Although his time on earth was too short, he leaves a legacy that is large and filled with memories of all the people he touched. We are grateful to have know him for even a short time.

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