Billy Ralph Michael, better known as “Bill,” passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, with Dr. Bert Young officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Sunday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Michael was born May 12, 1938, in Wilkes County to Amos Taft Michael and Elizabeth Wilson Michael. He owned and operated Wilkes Honda for 25 years. He was currently employed by Wilkes County Government in the Appraisal Department. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, where he served on the Diaconate, was an usher, a member of the Lockup Team and served on various other committees.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Michael is survived by his wife; Elaine Moore Michael of the home; a son, Gregory Martin Michael of Wilkesboro; and a sister, Barbara Ann Darnell of North Wilkesboro.
The family requests no flowers but asks that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro Department of Music, P.O. Box 458, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659, or to the Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, N.C., 28645.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.