Michael Wayne "Mike" Gleason


Michael (Mike) Wayne Gleason, 65 years old of Fernandina Beach left this world in the midst of one of his many great adventures on Friday, November 6, 2020. He was born, claiming that he was surfing in diapers, in Vallejo, California and grew up in Baker, Louisiana. He was married to high school love, Carolyn Arnold Gleason for 43 years.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two grandsons, one granddaughter, his father, brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews: Carolyn Gleason (wife); daughters: Meagan Gleason Saunders (Louis), Jessica Gleason Tompkins (Brendan), Mary-Michael Gleason Scholl (Sydney); grandchildren: Emma de Brauwere, Linden Tompkins, and Keifer Tompkins; father: Jack E. Gleason, Sr. (Norma); brother: Jack Gleason, Jr (Beth); sisters: Cindy Gleason Billings (Wendell) and Jamie Gleason Wilkerson (Aaron).

He is preceded in death by his mother Bobbie Butler Gleason.

Mike received degrees in Chemical Engineering from LSU and MBA from Duke University. He enjoyed a 22 year career in the pulp and paper industry prior to starting his own business, Creative Cabinetry (Kempsville Cabinets) in 2003. He loved flying, biking, motorcycling, hiking, sailing, scuba diving, snow skiing, and guitar� to name a few. He was an active member of Amelia Baptist Church and Kairos Prison Ministries.

Services to celebrate his life will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at First Baptist Church.

His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, November 20, 2020 at the funeral home

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Mike�s greatest passion was his love of everyone and he will be forever missed.