In Memory of

Michael Wayne Skiles

December 8, 1960 - November 12, 2023


Michael Wayne Skiles, age 62, a resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 12th, 2023 with family by his side at home. He was born the son of Emmett and Ella Skiles on December 8, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a 1978 graduate of Belton High School. 

Mike was a blender with Sherwin-Williams for 36 years. He raised his granddaughter, Michelle Robinson, as a single father.  He enjoyed watching her pitch many soft-ball games during Michelle’s high school and late teen years.  Michael had many nieces, nephews and great nieces/nephews.  Instead of visiting with the adults at family functions, he wrestled all his nephews.  Mike was a self-described loner who would much rather play video games, watch the news or fiddle with things at home that needed fixing.  However, if you got him talking about vitamins, health or politics, there was no stopping him!  Mike met his wife, Reina, at a dance club and have been inseparable ever since.  Soon after they were married in 2015, they became foster parents and adopted their foster children.  Mike was an awesome cook; he could make fried chicken like no one else!   

He is survived by his wife, Reina (Leeds) Skiles; 1 brother, Charles Skiles; 2 sisters, Karen Grantham (Mark), Linda Dawson, (Bill); his daughter, Michelle Robinson (Tony), twins, Aaron and Kathryn; great grandchildren, Anthony, Aevery and Alex.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmet and Ella Skiles.  

A visitation will be held at Langsford Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00AM on Friday, November 17th, 2023, with funeral services following at 11:00AM. A lunch will be served at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit, MO, following the funeral.  Memorial contributions can be sent to Jackson County CASA, as they were an integral part of adopting the twins.  You can find donation information here, Jackson County CASA ( 

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lees Summit MO 64063. 


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Reina – all my heart to you, Aaron, and Kathryn. I hope you find comfort in each other’s company and cherishing memories of Mike.

My sincere sympathy, prayers, and hugs go out to Mike’s family. To Reina, Katherine and Aaron, and Michelle.
You are not alone. God stands to embrace you and many friends will hold you up.

Sending heartfelt sympathy to the Skiles family. With life busy as it is ws loose touch with loved ones. But always in our memories and in our hearts. See the family at the funeral on Friday. Lovingly from the Stimetz family. Y’all are in our prayers!

Michelle and family. Sending prayers and peace at this difficult time. Remembering the happy times when you and Deborah spent times at your grandpas house in Grandview. He will be missed.

I worked with Mike for over 20 years at SW. He was a master at his craft and has been sorely missed since he left. Enjoy your rest my friend.

We are so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. Holding your and the kids in our hearts and prayers. I remember when we ran into you all at Fritz’s, good memories. 🫂


Friday, November 17, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, November 17, 2023
11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063