Michael “Mike” Thomas McChristy, 57 of Mt. Zion, IL, passed away at 9:36 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL. He was born on March 23, 1966 in Taylorville, IL to Bill McChristy and Mary Lou McChristy. Mike married Lori Stanley on October 8, 1988 in Stonington, IL and she survives.
Mike worked at UPS as a feeder driver for many years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Stonington as well as the Stonington Masonic Lodge #1066 AF & AM, Ansar Shrine, and Ansar Ag Corps. In his free time, he loved racing with his kids and spending time with his granddaughters. His family meant the world to him.
He is survived by his wife: Lori McChristy; children: Meagan (Luke) Wright of Springfield, IL; Joe (Amber) McChristy of Shelbyville, IL; Ben (Dakota) McChristy of Macon, IL; grandchildren: Nova Wright; Paislee McChristy; Payton Powers; Aubri McChristy; mother: Mary Lou McChristy of Stonington, IL; brother: Frank (Mary) McChristy of Stonington, IL; father-in-law: Dale Stanley of Stonington, IL; brother-in-law: Don (Tracy) Stanley of Stover, MO; sister-in-law: Pam (Pat) Hancock of Langleyville, IL; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his father: Bill McChristy; mother-in-law: Leota Stanley; and his grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 10:00-1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Stonington, IL. A funeral service will begin 1:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites starting at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Scott Parks will be officiating. Interment will follow at Old Stonington Cemetery.
Memorials in Mike's honor may be made to Ansar Shrine.