Billy Dale Michael, 67, resident of the Dumas Community and a person involved in the logging and timber industry in Tippah County for much of his life, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 4, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth following an extended illness.
Funeral Services honoring the life of this much loved brother and uncle will be at 2 PM Sunday, February 7 at New Life Mission Church near Ripley. The officiating ministers will be Bro. Billy Studdard, Bro. William Copeland and Bro. Clyde Davis. Burial will follow in the Cedar Mound Cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
A native of Prentiss County, Dale was the son of the late Elmer Ray and Billie Holley Michael. He received his education in the Pine Grove Public School System and resided most of his life in Tippah County.
A Christian and avid conversationalist, Dale will be remembered for his love of life and his many interests that included, country music, riding his horse, "Rose-Bud" and "tinkering" on his 4 wheeler and lawn mowers.
A people person known for his independence and always ready to go anywhere at anytime, Dale looked forward each year to his annual summer camping trips to North Carolina or his fishing adventures at Dumas Lake.
Visitation will began at 5 PM Saturday, February 6 and will continue Sunday, February 7 until service time at New Life Mission Church.
Blessed with a loving family, Dale is survived by two sisters, Brenda Barnes (David) of Ripley and Janice Moore of Jumpertown, two brothers, Geary Michael (Deborah) of Dumas and Jerry Michael (Crystal) of Saltillo , a host of nieces and nephews and his much love Aussie canine, "Lucy".
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Linda Michael, Janie Lopez and Glenda Michael, paternal grandparents, Homer and Helen Montgomery Michael, maternal grandparents, Hardy and Laura Meeks Holley, a nephew, Joey Michael and a great niece, Lisa Newby.
The family request that memorials be directed to any animal shelter of the donor's choice.
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