OBITUARY

Michael Gordon Shirel Sr.

October 31, 1953February 4, 2019
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Michael Gordon Shirel, Sr. entered rest on February 4, 2019 at the age of 65. He was born on October 31, 1953 to Alvin Gordon and Norma Shirel in Fairfield, California.

Mr. Gordon served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for over 16 years. He married Youn Suk on December 5, 1975 in Seoul, Korea.

He is survived by his loving wife; their children: Louise Shirel and Michael Gordon Shirel Jr. and Kayla; sister, Louise Shirel; grandchildren: Michael Gordon Shirel III, Samantha Shirel, Aydan Shirel, Khloe Shirel, Addison Shirel, Camden Shirel, and Grant Shirel; and other relatives.

The family will receive guests from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2019 in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Alvin Gordon and Norma Shirley Shirel, Parents
  • Youn Suk Shirel, Wife
  • Louise Shirel, Michael Gordon Shirel, Jr. and Kayla, Children
  • Louise Shirel, Sister
  • Michael Gordon Shirel III, Samantha Shirel, Aydan Shirel, Khloe Shirel, Addison Shirel, Camden Shirel and Grant Shirel, Grandchildren
  • Other relatives
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Gordon Shirel Jr.
  • Michael Gordon Shirel III
  • Jim Malinowski

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
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Biography

Michael Gordon Shirel Sr. was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Michael will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Michael was born on October 31, 1953 in Fairfield, California. He was the son of Alvin and Norma Shirel.

       Empathic and loyal, Michael was committed to making his new family happy. He married Youn Suk on December 5, 1975 in Seoul, Korea.

      Michael worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Michael was blessed with three children, Louise, Michael and Kayla. Another blessing for Michael was the gift of seven grandchildren, Michael, Samantha, Aydan, Khloe, Addison, Camden and Grant.

      Fortunately, Michael enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Michael worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was law enforcement. Michael always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Michael was a United States Air Force veteran. He was in the military for over 16 years. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Michael passed away on February 4, 2019 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife; their children: Louise Shirel and Michael Gordon Shirel Jr. and Kayla; sister, Louise Shirel; grandchildren: Michael Gordon Shirel III, Samantha Shirel, Aydan Shirel, Khloe Shirel, Addison Shirel, Camden Shirel, and Grant Shirel; and other relatives. Services were held at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Michael was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Michael was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Michael leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Michael Gordon Shirel Sr.