Michael Andrew Teague
Michael Andrew Teague
  • August 28, 1958 - January 1, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Michael Andrew Teague was born to Donald and Jeanetta Teague on August 28, 1958 in Brownwood, Texas. He passed away on January 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Mike grew up in Tyler, Texas, graduating from John Tyler High School where he enjoyed his time in the marching band and made treasured lifelong friends. Even as a teenager, Mike couldn't wait to start working and quickly proved his value as a reliable and hard worker while still in high school, eventually managing several restaurant franchises. He continued this work while attending Sam Houston State University where he made treasured lifelong friends. Afterwards, he branched out as a salesman and entrepreneur. Mike always had a new business idea, realizing many of them including one of the earlier video arcades in Conroe, a coozie business, appliance stores, and several online businesses. In all of these pursuits, Mike continued to make treasured lifelong friends.

Many of Mike's closest friends described him as being "like a brother" to them. He was fun and easy to be around, enjoyed a good joke, and loved telling stories, often repeating his favorite ones. Mike appreciated good music and a diversity of music styles, often listening quite loudly as he worked his unconventional and late hours. One of Mike's favorite roles was that of resident appliance expert. He was never so happy as when he was called upon by a friend or family member to share his vast knowledge and experience to help troubleshoot a problem, research and order a part, or offer guidance in purchasing. He was a generous and trusting person who frequently opened his home to friends and acquaintances needing a place to stay. Mike never met a stranger and truly enjoyed getting to know new people. Many of these people became treasured lifelong friends.

In spite of his many health challenges, Mike always maintained a positive outlook and never complained about his situation, hospital food excluded. He was passionate about creating businesses that could provide good jobs and benefits for those who worked for him and for whom he cared. However, Mike's greatest success and enduring legacy is that he always persevered, always kept a positive attitude, and always believed that better things were ahead. Mike was truly one of a kind. His family and treasured lifelong friends will miss him dearly.

Mike is survived by his parents, brother, Charles and sister-in-law, Ellie, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family wishes to thank the many doctors, friends, and family members who helped Mike through the years. A special thank you to Dr. Juan Gonzales and Dr. Bradley Pontani who not only provided excellent medical care and guidance, but became valued friends, as well.

The family is grateful for your friendship to Mike and the gift of your time in celebrating his life today. Memorial gifts may be made to The National Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice.