H. Michael Winton was born and raised in Henryetta, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school Mike was accepted and attended Northeastern State College, in Tahlequah, OK. to pursue his dream of becoming a Funeral Director. While at Northeastern, he was accepted to the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science where he graduated with honors with a in Mortuary Science. After graduation Mike was immediately drafted into the United States Army assigned to the Memorial Services and Identification Effects regimen during the Vietnam War. After 2 years in the United States Army Mike was discharged and was able to began his career as a dual licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1974 and continues today helping families find closure, and healing.