Mehdi “Mike” Shokraeifard passed away on April 28, 2020. We will celebrate his life of 60 years from 4-6 pm, Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Service will be at 10 am, Monday, May 4, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Additionally, a live stream of the service is available and available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to view Mike’s life tribute and sign a virtual guestbook and to share memories and expressions of sympathy by clicking the icon.
Mehdi was born on February 9, 1960, to Mohammad Shokraeifard and Mahboobe Zargandeh in Tehran, Iran. For most of his childhood and teenage years, he helped his father run a restaurant in Tehran.
When he was 17 years old, Mehdi moved to the United States where he attended Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University. After getting his education, Mehdi began working in the service industry where he took on a role as management for Graham Brothers Entertainment. Through hard work, honesty, and dedication he became the Senior Vice President of the company. In this role, he was known for his love of helping others by training and mentoring new management staff that worked with him.
At this point in his life, Mehdi’s focus shifted to his family; his wife Nancy and their two children, Austin and Joshua. Mehdi was a dedicated husband who would stop at nothing to keep his wife and kids happy. He was a loving and caring father, and alongside Nancy, raised two successful young men.
Mehdi attended every sporting event for his sons, coached whatever team they were on, celebrated every academic achievement, and gave his sons every opportunity that he could. He always put his family first above anything else. Anyone who knew Mehdi could tell you what was most important to him, his two sons, and his beautiful wife.
Mehdi fell in love with and married an amazing woman that understood him and loved him just as much. He would do anything and everything to make her happy and comfortable and would never accept anything less. Mehdi was loved by his family very much and he loved them even more.
Two years ago, he moved to Lubbock and began the next chapter of his life after purchasing the Red Zone Café where he acted as the co-owner and manager of the restaurant. This became Mehdi’s new passion and he had formed a new family in the employees and customers of Red Zone. There wasn’t a day that went by that Mehdi wasn’t in the restaurant hustling around with his employees, poking fun at customers, and making the world a happier place.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Shokraeifard; two sons, Joshua Javad Shokraeifard, and Austin Majeed Shokraeifard; mother Mahboobe Zargandeh; brother, Mohsen and wife Sepideh; and two sisters, Shahrzad, and Mahnaz.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mohammad Q. Shokraeifard; and a sister, Shahnaz.