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Lester "Bill" Emmett Michael

October 1, 1924 December 23, 2017
Lester "Bill" Emmett Michael
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Obituary for Lester "Bill" Emmett Michael

Lester Emmett “Bill” Michael, 93, of Mount Solon passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at White Birch Estates.

He was born in Mt. Solon on October 1, 1924, and was a son of the late Robert Emmett and Nettie (Moneymaker) Michael.

Bill was a farmer and had worked for Valley Barn Builders. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of North River High School, class of 1942.

He was united in marriage on November 3, 1952 to Kathleen Caroline Michael, of Mt. Solon.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a sister, Louise "Mink” Sheffer, of Mt. Solon; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Woods, Mary "Missy" McManaway and Betty Sheets; and four brothers, Lawrence "Bee" Michael, Earl "Cricket" Michael, Paul "Fats" Michael, and Harry "Zeke" Michael.

A funeral service will be held at Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 with Pastor Al Tuten officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery with military grave rites by the Dayton American Legion Post #27.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Solon Fire and Rescue Squad, 86 Emmanuel Church Rd., Mount Solon, VA 22843.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet United Brethren in Christ Cemetery Final Resting Place

862 Freemason Run Rd.
Mt. Solon, VA

862 Freemason Run Rd. Mt. Solon VA

Memorial Contribution

Mount Solon Fire and Rescue Squad

86 Emmanuel Church Road
Mount Solon, VA 22843

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