OBITUARY

LTC Richard L. Michie USA Ret.

July 8, 1938February 25, 2014
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LTC Richard L. Michie, USA, Ret., 75, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at a local hospital after living with Multiple Sclerosis for more than forty-six years. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at Ingleside Baptist Church with burial and military honors at 2:30 p.m. in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville. The Rev. Mark Hudgins, the Rev. Joe McDaniel, and the Rev. Alan Isted will officiate. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. They suggest that memorial contributions be made to Covenant Care Adoption Services, 3950 Ridge Avenue, Macon, GA 31210 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter, 950 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30326. (www.nationalmssociety.org).

LTC Michie, son of the late Clarence Robert Michie and Thora Maxine Veirs Michie, was born in Sterling, CO. Serving with the U. S. Army in Germany and during the Vietnam War, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Army of Occupation Medal-Berlin, Army Commendation Medal 1st OLC, Vietnam Service Medal, RVN Campaign Medal W/60 Device, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1st OLC and 2 O/S Bars. He also earned the RVN Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation and the Joint Service Commendation Medal before his retirement in 1979.

LTC Michie was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and was formerly a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church where he sang in the Choir for more than twenty years. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Macon and served as First Administrator for Covenant Academy. He loved all things outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His three granddaughters were a source of great joy to him.

Survivors include his wife Carol P. Michie; two children, Adam R. (Jessie) Michie and Mandi Michie; three grandchildren, Carolina Rose, Haylee Brooke and Jessa Elizabeth Michie, all of Macon; his sister, Barbara Michie of Denver, CO and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Funeral Services and A Celebration of His Life Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Burial Friday, February 28, 2014
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LTC Richard L. Michie USA Ret.

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February 28, 2014

Carol and family,
Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember so well the first time I met Rich and you. I was always impressed and heartened by his tremendous courage and endurance. He lived his faith.

I am so sorry I missed Rich's service, but I am out of town and will be off and on for the next few weeks.

Love and Blessings,
Iris Archer

Thaine Michie

February 28, 2014

We have lost a great Husband, Father, friend and patriot. Rich lived in Cheyenne when we were small and we would spend some time together in the summers. I remember when Rich was 11 he told me he was going to be in the army some day. I asked him why and he said that the US would always be attacked and he wanted to help the country. He told me he just knew that was what he was supposed to do. I remember his glee when he received his commission. One time when he came home on leave he told me he was thinking of attending Ranger school. I told him he should apply to be a Generals Aide. He told me he had already done that and he wanted to be trained to do anything that the army needed. Where have all the patriots gone? Rich attacked his MS with the same determination he put forth in the army. In all the many years with MS, I never heard him say a discouraging word. He always said he was doing fine! His love and devotion to our Lord was a great lesson for us all. Marilynn and I send you Carol, Adam, Mandi, Barbara and the rest of you our prayers of comfort and peace. We are all better off because Richard came into our lives, or is it that we came into Rich's live.

Carol Alford

February 28, 2014

I cherish all my memories of Richard throughout the years. On the Michie farm, talking over things during college at CSU, visiting the family in Macon, chatting during lengthy phone calls. He was a special cousin. I admire his grit and perseverance. To Carol, Mandi, Adam, Barb and the rest of the family, may you be comforted with the grace of our heavenly father. Blessings, Carol Alford, husband Dave of Fort Collins, CO

Karen Inman

February 27, 2014

Carol,
Gene & I are certainly lifting you and your family up at this time. We have many fond memories of sharing Living Scenes, Banner Ministry, & College Ministry with you & Rich at MWMBC.

Although we have not seen you in recent years all of you remain close in our hearts. Rich was an incredible example to us all of NEVER giving up. Gene & I join you in celebrating Rich's life. We pray that this will be a great time of celebration as we know Rich is no longer suffering and he is finally healed and at home.

Much love,
Karen Inman

Rex and Sally Michie

February 26, 2014

To Carol, Adam, Mandi, Barbara and family, Our prayers are with you at this time of loss. Richard was so positive as he dealt with the challenges of MS. We know his legacy of strength and kindness will carry on. May God Bless you all.

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