Michael Lee Wayne Hornberger, 65, of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away in the early hours of September 9, 2023. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sumner Cemetery.
Affectionately called Mike by his family, he was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 20, 1958 to William and Barbara Hornberger also of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Mike was a man of few words, always tough on the outside, yet gentle and kind to those who knew him.
Mike graduated from C.E. Donart High School in May 1976. Following his graduation, he immediately enlisted In the US Navy, and dedicated two decades of his life to the US Navy, proudly serving his country with honor and distinction. After his retirement from military service, he joined the Postal Service, where he tirelessly worked for 26 years, dedicating his life to his new career, and making a lasting impact with his hard work, and dedication to his community.
Mike found a lot of enjoyment in his early years, in the timeless sport of bowling. He truly enjoyed the competition and the camaraderie of the game. He was also a huge fan of the Oklahoma University football team. Another passion of his was collecting stamps and coins.
His family has entrusted the arrangements for Mike's farewell to the compassionate professionals at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Mike was preceded in death by his second wife Mary Hornberger in July of 2021, his brother Chuck Hornberger also in July of that same year, his mother Barbara Baldwin in December 2021, her second husband Carol Baldwin in August 1999, his brother Bill Hornberger who passed away in December 2006, his stepmother Lorrene Hornberger, and his grandfather William Hornberger Sr.
Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, James Frank Hornberger and Joey R. Hornberger, his first wife Maria, his stepdaughter Nikki Prichett, his father William Hornberger Sr. and his brother Rick Hornberger. Mike also leaves behind four wonderful grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mike will be deeply missed by his loved ones and all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His gentle nature, unwavering dedication to his country and career, and his genuine warmth will forever be etched in the hearts of those whose lives he touched. We will all miss you, Mike. Farewell!