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Michael David "Mike" Monk, 49 of Tazewell, VA died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital. Born January 12, 1968 at Richlands, VA, he was the son of Roger and Carol Monk of Pounding Mill, VA. He was a 1986 graduate of Tazewell High School and a 1990 graduate of Virginia Tech - "Always A Hokie". Mike was a shift foreman and was employed with Consolidation Coal Company for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Con and Lula Monk; maternal grandparents, Robert and Callie Hale; father in law, Fred "Cream Check" Gillespie; brother in law, Doug Cleaver.
In addition to his parents, Roger and Carol Monk, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Donna K. Gillespie Monk; son, Michaƫl Taylor "Rooster" Monk and his fiancee, Beth Wagner; daughter, Jennifer Haleigh "Jenni" Monk and fiance, Andrew Beavers; his fur babies, Willow, Cooper, and Tabby; mother in law, Louise "Wezzy" Gillespie; brothers and sisters in law, Freddie Gillespie, Rick and Polly Gillespie, Kim Cleaver, Lisa and Anthony Hagy.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 PM Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with Jason Snapp officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. Pallbearers are Freddie Gillespie, Rick Gillespie, Josh Roberts, Stacy White, Richard "Ozzy" Aldridge and Terry Robins. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Cleaver and Cody Gillespie.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on May 4, 2017
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