Michael Allen "Mike" Scholes
August 29, 1950 ~ October 27, 2023
Michael Allen “Mike” Scholes, age 73, of Smyrna, TN, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be reunited with the love of his life, Susie Scholes, on Friday, October 27, 2023. A native of Wabash, Indiana and a graduate of North Field High School Class of 1969, he was preceded in death by his parents, George and Kathryn (Sailors) Scholes.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracy Gray and her husband Loyd; Grandbabies, Jenna Emler and her husband Russell of Smyrna, Jaylon Bachman and his wife Stefanie of Murfreesboro and Rebecca Gray of Smyrna; Great-Grandbabies, Russell Emler Jr, Laekyn Bachman, Hadley Bachman and Grayson Bachman; Sisters Margie Gilley and her husband Dave of Murfreesboro, Anita Ritenour and her husband Randy of Elkhart, IN and Eric Scholes and his wife Rita of Roann, IN; along with many nieces and nephews.
Mike was a member of Sunnycrest Baptist Church in Marion, IN. He made his career as an Industrial Maintenance worker/Journeyman at 3 jobs in his lifetime. He began at Wagner Industries in Wabash, IN where he met his wife, Susie. After they married she told him one of them had to find another job because “it wasn’t healthy to work with your spouse”, so he went on to work at Tulox Plastics in Marion, IN for 22 years before they moved to Smyrna, TN in 1991. Mike worked for 24 years at Yates Services in the Nissan North America Plant where he retired in 2015 so he could “take 2 naps a day, instead of 1” – which he did. Mike was a proud Vietnam War Veteran with the United States Army. He was married to his wife Edna “Susie” Scholes for 50 years before she passed away in February 2020. He enjoyed riding his Harley, playing pool, welding, helping family and friends with building projects. More than anything he most enjoyed being a Papaw and just hanging out with his daughter, son-in-law, grandbabies and other family members.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2023, at Mapleview Cemetery, 411 Maple St., Smyrna, TN 37167.
Services Conducted by Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209. (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned and operated.