Mike was born and raised in Columbus, son of the late William and Betty Henry. He graduated from Upper Arlington high School, Class of 1968 and attended Ohio State University, where he participated in the Bagpipe marching band for ROTC. A Paralegal, Mike had been associated for many years with a Title Company until his job was outsourced, and had previously held positions in various organizations including the Franklin County Welfare Department.
Mike was an outdoorsman who had a life-long interest in politics and was a member of the Democratic National Committee and a community volunteer. He is survived by his sister, brother, sister-in-law and nephew.
"But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying If I am dead, as dead I well may be You'll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an Ave there for me. And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be For you will bend and tell me that you love me And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me."
Last verse of "Danny Boy" by Frederic Weatherly 1910