Michael James “Philo” Fagan, age 56, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, after a long and courageous battle against a rare form of sarcoma cancer. He was born on June 24, 1964, to Jay and Toni (Droxner) Fagan Jr. His father Jay Fagan Jr. preceded him in death only 15 short months ago.
Mike worked as a carpenter for his father Jay Fagan for many years. After his father retired, he worked for Dan Miller as a carpenter. Mike and Dan worked together for over 20 years. It was often said if they could not fix it or figure it out, it could not be done.
Mike enjoyed hunting, cooking, and spending time with his beloved wife Melodye. Mike married his soul mate Melodye (Hamilton) Fagan on July 4, 1998, and she survives. Mike “Philo” had many friends & cherished all of them. His life could not have been any more full of friendship, however, he would never turn away from making a new friend. He was everyone’s friend.
He is also survived by his mother, Toni (Droxner) Fagan; his children, Christine (Jerry) Miles, Julie (Billy) Lane, Joe (Stephanie) Hamm, and Kyle Fagan; his grandchildren, Billy (Samantha) Lane, Jordan Kagy, A.J. Lane, Dylan Kagy, Kaydee Lane, Jersey Lane, Kallie Hamm, Kamryn Hamm, and Joe Hamm; his great-grandchildren, Jax Lane and Marleigh Lane; sister and brother-in-law, Patty & Dan Miller; nephews, Austin (Shelby) Miller and Aaron Miller; and great-nephew, Hank Miller.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Melissa Hamm.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. The family will greet friends following his memorial service from 3 to 7 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. All COVID-19 guidelines will be observed during the visitation period and during the memorial service as well. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.