Mike J. Hallam "Mikey"

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mike J. Hallam "Mikey," 56, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 30, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a sudden illness. Mike was born May 12, 1960, in Avon, Ill., to Claude Leroy and Patricia Ann (McDonald) Hallam.

Mike lived in Illinois until 1974 then moved to the Nevada area and attended Nevada High School. He served in the United States Army for a short time before being honorably discharged. Following the service, he pursued his dream of working and running his own bakery. Mike was currently working with his brother at H & R Tire in Sarcoxie, Mo. He continued to love baking and spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Ogden; four sons, Cory Hallam and his wife, Holly, Chad Hallam, Michael Hallam and Kylee Baldwin and Shane Hallam and his wife, Megan; one daughter, Alisha Pryor and her husband, Adam; three brothers, Mark Hallam and his wife, Georgiana, Marty Hallam and his wife, Kathy, Terry Hallam and his wife, Teresa; one sister, Cindy Kirkpatrick and Thomas Barker; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the family in care Ferry Funeral Home.

You may view obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.