Michael A. Best, Sr.

August 10, 1955 - June 26, 2008

08/10/1955 - 06/26/2008

Past Services

Monday June 30, 2008
6:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Michael Anthony Best, Sr., 52, passed away in his residence on Thursday, June 26, 2008. He was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents, John H. Best, Sr., & Mabel Pearl Best, and two brothers, John Best, Jr., and James L. Best and his “outlaw” Herbert Cross Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rebecca “Becky” L. Best, his children, Mikey A. Best, Jr, & his wife Candie, Laura Jean Carey & her husband Brandon, two grandchildren, Kasandra Ashley Loftus, & Jordan Michael Best, one Sister, Patricia Ward, all of Va. Beach, one brother Richard D. Best, of Chesapeake. He was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews including H.A. Cross, Jr., & Andrea Grimstead, loving “outlaw” Jean Cross, and many loving family members.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Greenwich Road Chapel, by Rev. Tracy Bradshaw.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Plaza Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Greenwich Road Chapel. Please visit this memorial at altmeyer.com.

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Herb & Louise Thomas
8 years ago

Dear Becky and family,

Our thoughts are prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find strength from our Heavenly Father. Mike was always good to us and we are glad we knew him. May he rest in peace.

8 years ago

Dear Becky and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss, my prayers are with you all. Take care of each other and God Bless You All.

April Pack
8 years ago

Dear Ms. Becky and family,

I know time has separated us, but I will never forget that you and Mike were always like parents to me. I will never be more than a phone call away and I am sorry that I have not been in better touch. If yall need anything at all give us a call and we will be there! Love yall always, April

Angela Russell
8 years ago

For once ole man “I” am speechless!!!!! There are so many things I wish I would have said to you while I had the chance but the words would never come to me. You will be so missed in so many ways. May God always bless you and keep you close. Love ya Old Fart, Bite Me – Ang

Candie Best
8 years ago

Hey Old Man..Dad Well we had some really good times didnt we.I dont know about in the beganing but we sure did in the end like always calling each other when everone was working And getting lunch and You could Always tell me what was wrong with my car.I wished you knew how much you meant to me and how much I love you.Thank you for ALWAYS Being there for us and everbody and we will Always be there for Mom.I Love you and Miss you SO SO much **Dad** Love your Favorite Pain in the Butt Candie..

Maria Ellorin
8 years ago

Hi Becky,

I’m sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless!

Joy Lynn Kinley
8 years ago

I can’t find the right words to say. Although I can say Mike was a wonderful man. At times he was tough to get along with and at others he was amazing.I will never forget the long talks. Especially when Laura was at work. I remember when Laura and I had a disagreement and all I can remember is him telling me “stop being stubborn”, I listened and Thanks for that Mike. I will do what I can to help your family.Oh I can’t leave out his sarcasim “BITE ME” was his famous words.I heard them alot and sure everyone has a time or two. I am so glad he never did put the brick though the window of my truck because I was going to fast down the Court. I LOVE YOU !!!!!


You are a very strong woman. We are all here to help you get through this tough time. I will be a phone call away no matter what it is. I love you all….

brandon carey
8 years ago

i have known mike for 10 years, and have had the chance to get to know and bond with him. he has helped me in more ways than one. he is a good friend and i looked up to him. i love u mike. i will miss our talks and watching wrestling together. u will never be forgotten.

Patrick Hilliker
8 years ago

I only Knew Mike for a couple of years, but I always apreciated that I did not have to wory quite as much about Candie down Hear becaus Mike and Becky were watching out for Her. and I know you Still are Becky and I realy apreciate it. The little time I knew Mike, I guss i missed the hard exterier you all talk about, as all I ever saw was a very nice caring man. a good dad who just decided My daughter was also his daughter. and watched out for her for me. He was always someone I could just sit and talk to for hours, as we liked alot of the same things. and we seemed to have alot in common. Altho I only knew Mike for a couple of years, at the end of his life. I considerd Him a good frend. and want his family to know that I will Miss Him to, Love you guys.

8 years ago

may ur spirit live on in all of us

as im sure he would want us to not mourn his death but for us to celebrate his life luv u guys

8 years ago

Mike was a good man we will miss be missed by all. to the family i am sorry for your lost….

Laura Best-Carey
8 years ago

My dad was a stubburn man, we all know this but he was a good man.. Him and I had our ups and downs over the years but I have always loved him no matter what… He’s my daddy.. I have a wonderful mother who has been there too..They both have a very kind heart and I’m going to be lost without my dad. My mom and dad are wonderful people and it sucks that my dad is gone.. But I know he is in a better place. I can’t forget to mention my wonderful aunt pat. She’s been here thru this rough time and has held us together.. I love you all.. Daddy I love you and you will be greatly missed.

Angela Turpen
8 years ago

My prayers are with the whole family! I will miss snoring everytime I would see him. A joke we had. I will always be graffiti to him and Becky!! I love you and Miss you!! May you be a peace now!! God Bless You All!

Pat Ward
8 years ago

Oh Mike, didn’t we have some fun. You made be pull out a few hairs. And we hung up the phone a few times on each other. I know Dad, Mom, and especially John and Jim are taking care of you. Take care of the family down here and give us a nudge in the right direction when we need it.

Love Your Sister Pat

8 years ago

Remember me with smiles and laughter,

For that is how IâÄôll remember you all.

And if you can only remember me with tears,

Then donâÄôt remember me at all.

buddy willard
8 years ago

The short time I got to know Mike I learned lots. I learned that Mike was a loving careing man who did anything for his family he worked hard and never complained about it. Mike you will be missed. Becky I am here if you need any thing sorry for your familys lost.

Brittney Miller
8 years ago

To Becky and family:

We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Brittney, Jensen, Paxton and Dawson

Marianne Dell
8 years ago

To the Best Family:

I never ment Mr Best, but I know from what Candie and Miekey have told me. From what they have told me he was a wonderful man. I send my deepest sympathy to your whole family i will keep you all in my prayers.

Marianne Dell

8 years ago

Uncle Mike was a good man loving but a hard head pain in the butt some times he will be greatly missed by all. Since I have been with this Family he’s has showed me many of thing and helped a long the way in ways i am sure he dont even know about… Unvle Mike I love you and will miss you …. Aunt Bec Bec, Laura,and Mikey I am sorry you lost you husband and your dad he was a wonderful man thank you all for shareing him with me…love you all always Linda C.

Andrea Grimstead
8 years ago

uncle mike was like a dad to me, he never turned me away when i needed a place to stay. i will think about him everyday and will love him always. i will always remember all of the times we had. aunt becky we will always be here for you and we will make it through we are a strong family.

Garry, Mary and Family
8 years ago

We sure are going to miss our neighborhood watch dog. Mike kept an eye out front while we were sitting in the back. The neighborhood won’t be the same without him. Much love to the family.

Sharon Best-Boone
8 years ago

You will be missed Uncle Mike. Take care of Grandma and Grandpa for us.