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Michael Alan Sullivan, Sr.

November 25, 1955 ~ April 07, 2021

Michael Alan Sullivan, Sr., 65, lost his battle with cancer on April 7, 2021 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife Kellee and family by his side.

Michael was born November 25, 1955 in Miami, FL. He was a lifetime resident of Vero Beach and graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1973.

Mr. Sullivan proudly served his country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Infantry “Screaming Eagles”. He continued to serve as a weekend warrior with the US Army Reserve-Field Artillery. He worked as a firefighter in Indian River County until he returned fulltime to the Army National Guard Air Defense Artillery Hawk Unit. He later joined the Sullivan family business in 1992.

Mike loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed water skiing, hiking, hunting, camping, gardening, gigging and diving, but his true passion was fishing. It was that shared passion of fishing, in 1987, that “sealed the deal”, and he married his soulmate, Kellee Day, a year later. For Mike, it was love at first sight and together they made a beautiful, loving home for their family. Some of the memories Mike reminisced were the trips they took together to the Florida Keys, mountains, numerous cruises and exploring Eleuthera Island.

Mike was a simple man with a beautiful soul and free spirit.  He was brave and fearless; tough as they come and an inspiration to all.  He was strong, kindhearted, playful, fun loving and always looking for his next opportunity to make someone laugh.  He was the greatest husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many.  Mike was loved by all who knew him.

He leaves his memories to be cherished by his wife of 33 years, Kellee J. Sullivan; children, Michael (Brooke) Sullivan Jr., Joseph (Ashley) Sullivan, Michelle (Brandon) Humes, and Kristin (Eivind) Grodas; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kaily, Bryn, David, Jared, Michael III, Madison, Ava, Adalyn, and Elle; and great-granddaughter, Mia; father, Charles Sullivan Sr.; brother, Charles Sullivan, Jr. (Stephanie); sisters, Kathy Sullivan and Patti Radford; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family that loved him and will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his mother, Henrietta Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Lymphoma Society: 3230 Commerce Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic: 1705 17th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960;  Veterans of Indian River County: 1115 18th Place SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962.

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Kristin Sullivan Grodas

April 10, 2021, 2:57 am

The best dad I could’ve ever asked for and more. Thank you for all the memories daddy. I love you

Bill and Paula Clinton

April 10, 2021, 1:21 pm

Mike, your fight is over may you be in peace now. To Kellee and the Sullivan family let the sadness fade away and remember all the good times, the quiet times. It has been a long hard road for all of you, just breath.

Elizabeth MacConnell

April 10, 2021, 3:33 pm

My love surrounds you my family. We all loved Mike so much. So thankful for all the wonderful memories. You are free from pain and taking your much needed rest. We will love you and keep your memories alive forever

Katie Sullivan

April 10, 2021, 3:35 pm

An uncle like no other! Helped mold me into the woman I am today!

Lee Hinton Reisman

April 10, 2021, 4:38 pm

That is a beautiful picture of Mike and I will always remember him as the free spirit that he always displayed throughout his life and my prayers are with you Kellee and the rest of Mike’s lovely family.

Lee Hinton-Reisman

Kathyrene Barnwell Mitchner

April 10, 2021, 6:07 pm

Just a wonderful person. Always a smile. Love fishing and giving alot of them away. Our families through his mom and mine. We became family for life. Heart heavy but this was not my call. God calls his children home when he is ready and they accept

Curtis Paulisin

April 10, 2021, 6:09 pm

I love you brother. It’s not going to be the same in Indian River County without you!! Your legacy lives on with my household and all of your brothers in arms. I’ll miss your cutting up on our buddies. Most of all I’ll miss your incredible smile and camaraderie we all shared. Fit to fight and dynamite. See you when I see you my friend. Airborne brother.

Curtis and Linda Paulisin and family


April 10, 2021, 6:24 pm

Mike was a great man and friends or more like a cousin to me and my family rest easy now Job well done my brother


April 10, 2021, 6:46 pm

Mike you will be truly missed…
You have gained your wings fly high Mike Sullivan Sr.
Love ya Always
Daphne Barnwell nd the entire Bryant, Barnwell, Mitchner, Phinizee Family

Beth Stophel

April 10, 2021, 9:19 pm

Mike you will be so missed. You truly had a great sense of humor and always made us laugh. Thank you for being such a wonderful man and for always bringing a smile to all who knew you. May God bring peace and comfort to all who knew and loved him

Chrystal Stubbs

April 10, 2021, 9:32 pm

To Kellee and the entire Sullivan family, my love and prayers are with you. Mike was a special and unforgettable person. I have many great memories of time spent with him, especially during his visits to Eleuthera. I can still hear him calling out ” Mr Charlie mon” to my dad. Mike made sure that everyone had a good time and felt special. He will be missed so much but hold on to the precious memories that will last always xo

Eugene J. O'Neill

April 10, 2021, 9:57 pm

Sincere condolences to Kellee, Charles, Mike’s children and siblings, and the entire Sullivan nation. Mike fought such a valiant battle for so long. I know he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy.

Chrystal Stubbs

April 10, 2021, 11:00 pm

To Kellee and the entire Sullivan family, my heart hurts and my love is with you. Mike was a special and unforgettable person who made sure those around him also felt special and had a good time. I have many memories of time spent with Mike especially during his visits to Eleuthera. I can still hear him calling out “Mr Charlie mon” to my dad. Mike was one of a kind, he will be missed so much but hold on to all the precious memories that will last always.

Tomasina Phinizee

April 10, 2021, 11:48 pm

Mike thanks for the genuine love you shown to our family, while you were here on earth. We have some loving memories of YOU and that big beautiful smile. Until we meet again. Shine On Phinizee-Barnwell-Bryant Family

Luis Trujillo

April 11, 2021, 3:14 am

I was about to cherish beautiful moments with Mr.Sullivan, I worked for him for about 2 years and i felt like I knew him for all my life! Tremendous person inside and out! Will always have you and all the pineapples you would give me in my heart! Rest in peace and thank you for giving me an opportunity to work for you. God bless all the Sullivan family.

Kristy Pulcifer

April 11, 2021, 9:32 am

Fly high above the clouds mike,

Butch Cappelen

April 11, 2021, 2:39 pm

It’s always been a pleasure to know Michael. He always had kind words and a good laugh! Margaret and I are so sorry for your loss but we are assured that we will see him again one day! We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Butch and Margaret Cappelen

Barbara & Don Buhr

April 11, 2021, 7:21 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with all the Sullivan family. Mike was a great friend and fellow sportsman who we will truly miss.

Bill and MaryJane Mills

April 11, 2021, 9:37 pm

Thinking of your family so sorry for your loss. May all your wonderful memories be some comfort.Sending prayers.

Butch & Margaret Cappelen

April 11, 2021, 10:06 pm

We send our prayers and sympathy to the Sullivan family. I always remember Mikes good smile and good humor he was a kind and tough person. No more pain Mike. You will be surely missed. Our prayers are with y’all . Butch & Margaret Cappelen.

John Vocelle

April 11, 2021, 10:34 pm

To Kellee,Charlie, Chuck, Kathy and Patti. I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing . Mike and I go way back as childhood friends all the way to adulthood as our families do. Even though Mike and I sorta drifted apart after he went into the Army and I went to work I always considered him one of my closest and dearest Friends. We sure went through a lot together and had a lot of fun through the years. Kellee I want to thank you for letting me visit Mike and spend spend some time with him last week it seemed like old times again. Even though we will all miss Mike I know he is in better Place now.
Rest In Peace my old Friend .
I Love You All
John and Pam Vocelle

Marsha Fromang

April 11, 2021, 11:56 pm

Prayers to your family. Class of 1973 has lost a good man!

Brian and Marsha Fromang

Marjorie Jackson

April 12, 2021, 1:32 am

Our thoughts and Prayers are going Up to The Entire Sullivan Family. Our Families go back so many years in our wonderful VERO Beach/IRC!! RIP Mike
And we send our Love and Prayer for Comfort to your Family
Marjorie snd Bob Jackson and Family

David Passmore

April 12, 2021, 12:39 pm

Kelly and family,
Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. Mike was always a true person, willing to help anyone in need. Great memories of the times we spent together.

“Gone from sight, but never from our hearts” – RIP my friend…

D. Passmore

Chelsea Williams

April 12, 2021, 2:51 pm

As a kid I never thought there was anyone cooler than my Uncle Mike, always looking forward to seeing him and his shenanigans at every family party. He truly was a shining light. I will forever cherish all of our memories, full of love and laughter. Until we meet again.

Steven K Harvey

April 12, 2021, 3:31 pm

my condolences go out to you Kelli and all the Sullivan’s family Mike was a great man he taught me everything I know about fishing and hunting and about being a man I miss him so much as everybody does he was my best friend for 49 years it’s hard for anyone to say they had a friend for that long he was the best man I know rest in peace Mike

Neal Jackson

April 12, 2021, 5:34 pm

30 years ago I went on a Bahamas crossing with Mike that went bad scared me more than anything in my life but with Mike’s calm and confident personality he gave me hope and because of his quick and decisive actions me and two other friends are here today and it turned out to be one of the best fishing trip of my life and that’s how I will always remember Mike.

Barbara and Jerry McAllister

April 12, 2021, 8:06 pm

Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to Kellee and the entire Sullivan family. Mike was a great person and we thought the world of him. We are thankful for special memories of happy times together, way back when. Sending hugs, love and prayers of comfort.

Janet Witteck

April 13, 2021, 11:18 am

My deepest condolences to Patti and all the Sullivan family. I send my prayers to all who loved him dearly. Rest In Peace.
May all your memories be cherished forever.

Rev. Joe LaGuardia, First Baptist Church of Vero Beach

April 13, 2021, 2:39 pm

Our First Baptist Church family joins the Sullivan family in prayer and remembrance. May God comfort you in this time of grief and sorrow.

Kathy Nies

April 13, 2021, 2:41 pm

Mike you will be dearly missed. My condolences to the entire Sullivan family.

Crystal Schacht

April 13, 2021, 4:24 pm

My condolences to the Sullivan family.

Jim and Ute Jordan

April 13, 2021, 6:12 pm

Our deepest condolences and prayers to your family.

Mark lehr

April 13, 2021, 10:12 pm

My condolences to the whole family and friends of mike he was a special person whom I have had the privilege of being a friend my only regret is that I had not met him earlier in life. I knew mike for about 2 years and every time I seen him he was smiling right till the end.this man would give you the shirt off his back and was a teacher of anything he knew if you were willing to learn I will miss him greatly but never forget him and his aura I felt around him RIP mike

Jill Hayes

April 13, 2021, 10:24 pm

Kellee & The Entire Sullivan Family, prayers for the void that Mike’s passing leaves. I am SO Sorry for your loss !!!

Betty Roddenberry

April 14, 2021, 8:04 pm

Kellee and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers!! GOD BLESS. Your neighbor,Betty Roddenberry

Kendall Blanchard

April 15, 2021, 12:40 am

My thoughts and prayers for Mike and his family.
May Mike Rest Well and his family find peace.

Tom Flinn

April 15, 2021, 12:41 am

Sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marge and John Metz

April 15, 2021, 5:39 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Hugs and prayers Kellee and family. Mike was a great guy.

Janet Yandle & Family

April 15, 2021, 6:19 pm

My prayers go out to his whole close-knit family. Mike had such a kind, generous soul and huge heart. I will always remember his sense of humor and laughter. He was always doing something for somebody else. He will truly be missed by so many. Rest in peace Michael, we all loved you so much!

Kathy and Allen Kundrot

April 15, 2021, 10:41 pm

My thoughts and prayers for Mike and his entire family. RIP dear man, you will be missed.

Steve Hamilton

April 16, 2021, 12:41 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My condolences to the Sullivan family.

Tammy & John Harp

April 16, 2021, 2:02 pm

Sending our deepest condolences to Kellee and all of Mike’s children, Mr. Sullivan, Chuck, Patti, Kathy and the rest of the Sullivan family, I know there are no words of sympathy that can ease your loss but hopefully all of your wonderful memories of Mike will help get you through this time of sorrow. We will be praying for peace and comfort for your entire family and strength to get you through the difficult days ahead.

Sharon Stockham

April 16, 2021, 3:40 pm

My deepest condolences to the Sullivan family.

Ron and Vicki Kromhout

April 17, 2021, 12:46 am

Sending prayers and much love to the Sullivan Family. May you keep all those beautiful memories of Mike in your hearts. Always had a sweet spirit and beautiful smile. Big prayers Ron and Vicki Anderson Kromhout

Paul A Klucinec

April 20, 2021, 6:56 pm

Our thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Sullivan family from the Klucinec Family.

Helen Shafer

April 22, 2021, 6:05 pm

I know Mike’s legacy will continue to rock the world. The entire Sullivan family have wrapped their arms around this community and wherever they have been always. Jim and I and our family send a big hug from all of us to wrap them up in a big blanket of love and peace. Blessings to all from the Shafer family.

Rickey Parrish

April 30, 2021, 11:48 pm

Mike thanks for being so kind and genuine to me , I enjoyed your excitement for life and allowing me to serve you and your family I know how much they meant to you , I thank God for the time he gave to you and us ,and I ask God to look out for us as we move forward in your memory say hi to everyone in heaven I’m sure Jesus enjoyed your fishing

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