Michael Paul Surface

June 21, 1982 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 39)




Michael Paul Surface, age 39, of Haldeman Heights, Morehead, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, at St. Claire HealthCare Center in Morehead due to injuries sustained in an accident.


Born June 21, 1982, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, he is the son of Paul and Debbie Fannin Surface of Alexandria, Indiana.


In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Crystal Kelsey Surface, whom he married November 24, 2001; two daughters, Kayla Alexis of Morehead and Kayleigh Ariel of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; and one grandson, Kingston Armoni.


Other survivors include one brother, Jeffrey Fannin of Morehead; step father, David Combess of Morehead; a special aunt and uncle, Mollie and Junior Sparks of Elliottville; an uncle, Darrell Fannin of Soldier; mother-in-law, Cheryl Kelsey of Morehead; brother-in-law, Chris (Michaela) Kelsey of Morehead; sister-in-law, LeeAnn (Travis) Butler of Olive Hill; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many friends.


Michael was a loving husband, son, father, and grandfather and was currently a borer for G & W Construction Company where he had been employed for ten years. He was a jack-of-all trades and was known as a hard worker and an honest man. Michael enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved 4-wheeling with “The Need for Speed,” camping, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. 


Michael and Crystal became sweethearts at the age of 13. They shared an unconditional love for each other and were true soulmates and best friends. Crystal was his “Sunshine.” Michael will be greatly missed and always remembered with love.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Venita Surface; maternal grandparents, Roger and Barbara Fultz; maternal grandmother, Jewell Combess; and father-in-law, Charles Wade Kelsey.


Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with family and friends officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Fannin, Chris Kelsey, Jonn Conn, Lee Perry, Caidin Kelsey, JR Sparks, Derrick Mynhier, and Jason Perkins.


Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead 40351.


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September 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.
400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Funeral Service
September 9, 2021

3:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.
400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

September 9, 2021

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
3135 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

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