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“I am sorry (because of circumstances beyond my control) that I could not attend the service.Pastor Larry Hunter ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Larry Hunter

“I am sorry for your loss, but if you live for the Lord, you will meet your dad in heaven. Love with all my heart, Pastor Larry Hunter ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Larry Hunter

“Martha and family, I am sorry to hear of George's passing. Know that my thought and prayers are with you all at this sad time. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sylvia Blakeslee

“We are so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. May you find peace knowing he is not suffering any more. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Chandler and family

“Uncle Shorty will be missed he made my childhood so much fun .I love you all .Love Tammy L Crowe ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Crowe - Newland, NC

“George Jr., I am sorry to learn the passing of your father. Or thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.Ron Morrow ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Morrow

“Martha and Ken (aka Joseph), Dad and I are so sorry about George's death. We always enjoyed listening to him when we visited. You both are so very...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Murphy Denney

“Martha call me 843-751-6148 ur cousin janice ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Januce Shackelford - Charleston, SC

“Emily,Mary Ellen,Martha and buddy I was so sad to hear about uncle shaker's passing he was my favorite uncle.he was such a gentle soul I know he will...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Janice Shackelfoed - Charleston, SC


"Loving Father, Grandfather & Friend" Waynesville – George Wilcox Michal, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his residence in the White Oak Community. A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late John McDowell Michal, II. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Michal, who died in 2001; a son, James Daniel Michal; brother, John McDowell Michal, III; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Michal McHone and Charlotte Michal Shackleford. George proudly served in the United States Navy from 1945 until 1954 during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a wonderful daddy, papaw, friend, and storyteller who could make everyone laugh. George loved with all his heart. He had a kind soul and could brighten the darkest of days. George retired from Champion International. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. George will always be so much more than a memory. He is survived by three daughters, Emily Gentry and husband, Richard, of Denver, North Carolina, Mary Ellen Michal, and Martha Denney and husband, Joseph, all of Waynesville; one son, George "Buddy" Michal, Jr. of Waynesville; one sister, Sarah "Biddy" Michal of Bethel; special friend, Barbara Clontz of Canton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Deacon Kelly Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Michal Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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