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Terry James Michael

Born:            Monday, 11th of December 1944
Died:            Saturday, 3rd of August 2013
Interred:       Tuesday, 6th of August 2013


   Terry Michael age 68, of Festus, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born December 11, 1944 in Festus, the son of the late Lola Mae (nee Cage) and Robert E. Michael, Sr.
   He is survived by his wife Jackie (nee Basler) Michael, daughters Amy Benoist and husband Chris and Jennifer Michael, grandchildren Austin Michael, Dalton and Bailey Benoist, brothers Robert E. Michael, Jr. and wife Patricia of House Springs, Missouri and Richard W. Michael and wife Randie of Lincoln, Alabama.
   He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and member of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City. During his career as a law enforcement officer he worked with the Creve Coeur and Hillsboro Police Departments, was retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department after 25 years and worked at various other security positions in the area. He also was an ordained minister and had served as pastor of the Charter, Horine and Victoria Baptist Churches.
   Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, August 5, 2013 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Carlston "Red" Berry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Rev. Bruce Valle of DeSoto, Missouri. Interment with full military honors in National Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Memorials in his memory are preferred to the Gideons International, 437 Gabriel Dr, Kirkwood, MO 63122 or The BackStoppers Inc., 10411 Clayton Rd., Suite A5 (Le Chateau Village), St. Louis, MO 63131.

Festus, Missouri
Crystal City, Missouri
National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri