Michael Dewaine Staats, 47 of Ravenswood, WV  passed away December 21, 2013 at Murraysville, WV. He was born November 1, 1966 the son of Wayne Clifton Staats, and Martha Hoselton Staats. He was a laborer                                                                                        

Michael was liked by many.  Anyone who knew him knew he lived by the “if you can’t laugh and act a fool, there’s no point in living” lifestyle that his father preached.  He enjoyed being with his family and friends, playing cards, going to car shows, and running the back roads all over.

Survivors: his mother, Martha Staats; one son:  Matthew Staats; one Brother:  Timothy Staats; Two Sisters:  Connie Myers and Linda Yoak; Several Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Staats, and one infant brother, Robert Lee Staats.

Services are (today) Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00 pm; Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Pastor Brett Wilson officiating.            

Visitation: Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on (today) Tuesday, December 24, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roush Funeral Home, PO Box 933, Ravenswood, WV 26164, to help the family with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by email at roush94@yahoo.com, or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.