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William Robert Michael

February 16, 2018 GMT

William Robert Michael, 88, of Laurel, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on Nov. 14, 1929 to Jacob and Marie Michael.

On March 29, 1960, he married the love of his life Frances [Frankie] Ries. His greatest hobby that he enjoyed the most was gardening and spending time with his two cats. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Marie, His wife Frances, Son Robert, Son-in-law John Easterday, mother and father in-law Frank and Rose Ries, and brother in-laws Don Taylor and Art Steinmetz. He is survived by his three daughters, Karen, Susan, and Laurie. His sisters Jane Taylor and Betty Steinmetz, and his bother Walt Michael [Loretta]. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was blessed to have had these special people in his life, Chester Jordan, Jesse and Katie Miller and Frog, Pastor Gary Bobo, which Dad loved their weekly visits.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel. Interment will be at the Laurel Cemetery.