Michael was a very proud member of the Army National Guard. He retired in 2000 after 22 years of service.
Michael was united in marriage with Victoria Tovar on March 27, 1999 in Henderson, N.C. They later moved to Kansas City, MO; making the Northland their new home.
Michael was a collector of many items, including family beer steins, and baseball caps. When family or friends vacationed, he would ask for a ballcap or rock from their special destination or anything unusual. He was an avid reader, especially military history. Michael was a member of the Park Hill Group located in Riverside, MO; where he made many friends and recently celebrated his 17th year of sobriety.
Michael never met a stranger; everyone was a friend. He was always there to help a friend in need. He loved his family dearly. The past 4 years have been wonderful spending time and playing with his grandson and best friend, Jude.
Michael will be remembered as a true southern gentleman, loving husband, father, Papa and friend. Gone from our sight but never from our memories or heart.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Victoria Dement; a son, Raymond Hadlock, a grandson Jude Hadlock; two sisters: Juanita Pearce (Michael) and Dorothy Turner (Ralph) numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. A Celebration of Michael’s life will commence at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Cancer Research Center at University of Kansas Health Systems.