Jerry Lee Michael

November 14, 1937March 6, 2018

Jerry Lee Michael passed away at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Union Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret (Jones) Michael; and brothers, Robert, John Jr. and Jim.

He is survived by his brother, Moody Michael; nephews, Moody L. Michael, Dan Michael and wife Susan, Steve Michael and wife Patti, Jeff Michael and companion Belinda and Ronnie Michael; nieces, Kim Jones, Susie Sheehan, Margaret Barrett and husband Mike, Cheryl Hale and husband Dave, and Debbie, Chris, Jamie and Kathy; and his beloved dog, "Barney".

He was a graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. Jerry was retired from The Terre Haute Tribune Newspaper and also he worked for the Vigo County School Corporation.

Special thanks to Jerry's wonderful friends, Johnny and Cary.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jerry Lee Michael

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Kathy and Ron Shaffer

March 14, 2018

Jerry has been such a positive influence on my life since about age 7 . Ronnie and I already miss talking to him almost every other day for our whole life and all the sat visits we spent in our back yard w our kids . He acted as a grandpa to my children and gave us all unconditional love even knowing we weren’t blood relatives . He was my dad that I didn’t have . Spending time w Jerry was an important part of our lives we will miss him and already do . The last days he had In The hospital were very special to us . I held his hand as he made his calls and decisions he had to make . I like to think that he will understand that we can’t be there tomm . He would prob tell me don’t worry about it kid my soul isn’t there anyway , have a beer for me . We love and miss u so much already !