Michael Vannest

Michael R. Vannest

1962 - 2023

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Michael “Mighty Mike” R. Vannest


CHURCHVILLE – Passed away December 17, 2023, aged 61.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Vannest; children, Alison (Riley) Davis & Andrew Vannest; mother, Marvelle Vannest; siblings, Ben (Kathy) Vannest & Loren (Sharon) Vannest; sister-in-law, Laura (Greg) Adams; brother-in-law, Dan (Lori) Draear; many nephews & nieces.

Michael’s funeral service will be held Friday, December 22, 2023 at 6:00PM at Pearce Memorial Church, 4322 Buffalo Rd, North Chili, NY 14514. Donations in his memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA  22116-7023.


Michael was well known for his wisdom, dedication, determination, kindness, compassion, humor, and friendship towards others. He loved to help others that were in need and support his friends. He loved to make those around him laugh. Michael was viewed as often quiet at first, but those that got to know him better knew that he was a jokester. He was an intellect and often would listen before he spoke words of wisdom and when he would speak, those around him would immediately listen to his input.

He retired from Cloudsmartz as a VP and was often helping friends with their side projects. Michael served as treasurer for many years to Pearce Church, was a Sunday School teacher to a variety of age groups. He mentored, accepted and loved those around him. Michael made great impacts on others’ lives. He was also a very talented artist. Michael was very into photography, sketching, woodworking and oil paintings. He was a fighter to all those that knew him with all of the uphill battles he faced throughout his lifetime. He was determined to be around for his wife and children and set them up for success.

Michael is often known to his loved ones as “Mighty Mike” or “Miracle Man.” Time and time again, he would defeat the odds. He fought the good fight, and often reminded his loved ones how proud he is of them. Michael was most known for his love towards his wife, Lynn and children Alison (Riley) and Andrew. He was so proud of them and the strong faiths that they grew into as adults. Michael wanted his family to rejoice that he is no longer in pain and whole once again.


Funeral Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 22, 2023
Pearce Memorial Church
4322 Buffalo Rd.
North Chili, New York, United States