Michael ‘Mike’ Lee Arbogast


Michael “Mike” Lee Arbogast, 39, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at home. He was in his usual health and death was unexpected.

Mike was born Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1982, in Elkins, a son of Debra Wamsley and stepfather, Roger, of Mill Creek, and David Arbogast and Peggy of Huttonsville. He married the former Lori Simmons, who survives.

Also left to cherish his memory is one son, Isaiah Simmons of Cassity; two brothers, David Arbogast and wife, Sidney, of Valley Bend, and Travis Riffle; special nephews, Damian Wamsley and Courtney Barb, Melik Hart and Kason Arbogast; special great-niece, Harlyn Wamsley; several half-brothers and stepsisters; sister-in- law, Kim Simmons Holderfield; brother-in-law, Bret Simmons; three special dogs that he thought of as his kids, Baby, Teeny and Little Man; and mother-in- law, Donna Simmons of Cassity.

Preceding him in death was his father-in-law, William “Bill” Simmons.

Mike attended the schools of Randolph County and was a boss in the coal mines for many years. He loved his job and was currently employed at Beech Mountain Coal Mine. He had also worked for Carter Roag, Mettiki and Ten Mile. Mike loved to deer hunt and was able to fix anything that didn’t work for his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The family’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., the funeral hour.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Michael Lee Arbogast.

Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolph funeralhome.com.