Born September 7, 1932, in Solsberry, he was the son of Troy M. and Ella (Watkins) Michael.
Don was retired in 1994 from RCA in Bloomington. He attended the Newark Pentecostal Church.
Surviving relatives include his spouse Thelma (May) Michael whom he married March 22, 1952; two daughters, Shirley Corbin (Lane) of Solsberry and Karen Combs (Terry) of Stanford; six grandchildren, Shane Corbin, Melissa Talley, Molly Burcham, Melinda Herald, Brandon Combs and Ryan Combs; ten great grandchildren, J.R. Banks, Nicholas and Parker Herald, Sean Talley, Dustin Combs, Breanna and Cierra Corbin, Brooklyn and Boston Woodard and Mason Combs; four brothers, Wayne Michael, Marvin Michael, Kenneth Michael and Danny Michael; two sisters Betty Anderson and Gladys Edwards.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild Delbert Groomer II.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Newark Pentecostal Church with Rev. Raymond New officiating. Interment will follow at Newark Cemetery in Solsberry.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.