Vernie F. Mikels

21 décembre 193825 juillet 2017

Vernie F. Mikels, Sr., 78, passed on Tuesday, June 25, 2017 at his home in Kennard, TX. He was born on December 21, 1938 to Vernie E. and Mary “Jewel” Lane Mikels. He leaves his childhood sweetheart & wife of 58 years, Mary Louise “Sue” Harris Mikels, his son, Vernie “Bubba” Mikels, Jr and his wife Ann and his daughter, Jeanine Little and her husband, Tommy. Grandchildren, T.D. Little and his wife Crystal, Valerie Sanders and her husband Ray, L. B. Mikels, Britny Mikels, and Ashton Thompson and her husband Zach. Great grandchildren, Haleigh Battise, Kaleigh Little, Cade Sanders, Peyton Sanders, Ava Mikels, Angelyn “Rikku” Mikels, Letty Mikels, Nathan VanPutten, Katie VanPutten, and Hennsley Lively, brother-in-law, Wayne Harris and his wife the late, Martha Stutts Harris and niece Lynne Napoleon, her husband Joe and great nephew Justin and his fiancé Kelli. Vernie was born and raised in Texas City, TX and graduated Texas City High School in 1958. In his early years, he was a member of the Texas City FFA. Vernie and Sue’s father’s were influential in forming the FFA at Texas City High School. Vernie went on to place Reserve Grand Champion with his Steer. He enjoyed horseback riding, calf roping and rode in the Salt Grass Trail-ride. Vernie worked for George’s Body Shop and was a veterinarian’s assistant for Dr. Curbello and Dr. Scharper. After graduating he was a pipeline welder, owned and operated a shrimp boat, then formed and operated Mikels Construction Co in 1975 as a utility contractor for Houston Natural Gas which is still contracting for Centerpoint Energy. His legacy of Mikels Construction lives on thru his children and grandchildren. He not only took pride in his company but in his employees, many he considered his closest friends. Vernie had a passion for animals. His dog, Jill, was his buddy. He and Sue formed Exotic Pleasures Ranch in Kennard, TX. They raised Watusi cattle, Elk, Zebras, Ostriches, Emu, Rheas, goats and all kinds of birds. Vernie was always somewhat of a gypsy. He loved to travel! He visited every state in the USA, Mexico, The Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bogota, Columbia as well as Europe. He enjoyed boating, water and snow skiing, scuba diving and elk hunting until he decided he’d rather shoot them with a camera. Vernie is already greatly missed by his family.


  • Visitation

    vendredi, 28 juillet , 2017

  • Graveside Service

    vendredi, 28 juillet , 2017


Vernie F. Mikels


Valerie Sanders

30 décembre , 2019

I miss you, Papa. We just celebrated Christmas, it was nice being with every one, but we missed you. It’s about to be 2020, a new decade. I’m not going to lie, I’m scared to start the new year, but I know I have to keep my faith. I love you and miss you. I told Dakota to go find you when she got to heaven. I told her you loved dogs and would take care of you until I’m there. I’m going to try my best to work hard for the business. Big hugs to you, Papa 💙

Bobby Coborn

13 octobre , 2017

Vernie you're greatly missed. What a great friend with a kind and generous heart. A wonderful boss, advisor, and friend !! Rest In Peace my friend .

Angie Fernandez

29 juillet , 2017

What a wonderful man that lived a fulfilling life here on earth. Now he has gone home to be with our dear Lord in heaven.
My heart and prayers go out to Sue, his loving wife. What a wonderful couple that started a family with their son, Bubba and daughter,Jeanine and from there a beautiful family has grown. My prayers and heart go out to each and everyone of them.

Margie Anders

28 juillet , 2017

I am so very very sorry for your loss, words can't convey the love and respect we have for Vernie and Mary Sue. May he rest in peace til we see him again in the house of our almughty lord.

Daisy Grubbs

27 juillet , 2017

I feel so blessed to have known this sweet man. To know and see the great love between Vernie and his Precious wife, Sue, was and is so amazing! Thank you for letting me be a small part of your life and for being my friend! You will be missed!!! May you rest in peace in the sweet arms of Jesus! Prayers for your family.

Monica Gutierrez

26 juillet , 2017

May you rest in peace Mr. Mikels you were a great man and a great boss to my dad. You will truely be missed.

Shirley and Don Carpenter

26 juillet , 2017

So sorry for your loss you and the family are in my prayers at this time of sadness. May God give you peace.

Lynne Napoleon

26 juillet , 2017

RIP Uncle Vernie. We love you!

Fran Dickens

25 juillet , 2017

I am so sorry for Your loss.

Tannie Moree

25 juillet , 2017

So very sorry for the loss of your precious Dad. I was blessed to spend time with him & your sweet Mom. May your Dad Rest In Peace in th arms of Jesus. Sending my love & prayers to you & family