The Obit For Jimmy Michael

Jimmy Ray Michael

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on April 11, 2011

LEWISVILLE ~ Mr. Jimmy Ray Michael, 74, of Lewisville passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Michael was born in Wilkes County on September 4, 1936 to Toy William and Hazel McNeil Michael. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Lewisville and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Mr. Michael graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilkes County and later joined the Air Force where he played baseball. He was an outstanding player who was signed by the San Fransico Giants minor league team working his way up to Triple A until he injured his arm.

Mr. Michael owned and operated Parkway Plaza Exxon, Twin City Exxon, and B & M Tire and Automotive. He also loved to fish.

Mr. Michael was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Marlene Ferguson Michael.

Mr. Michael is survived by his mother; a sister, Carol Sheets and husband Charles of Kernersville; two brothers, Melvin Michael and wife Wanda of Winston-Salem, and Larry Michael and wife Amber of Millers Creek; and a special friend, Johnny Barlett, whom he considered as his own child.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Parklawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Bud Owen and the Rev. Carroll Bibb officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 - 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the Service, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Parkway.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the Ferguson Family and Hospice for their loving care and support. Online condolences at