Harold Earl Michaels, age 85, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the NorthCare Hospice House.
He was born April 23, 1925, in rural Bourbon County, Kan., the son of Earl F. Michaels and Audrey May Parrish Michaels.
He was a graduate of Fulton High School.
Harold retired from TWA in 1986 following a 32 year career as an electrician.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during WWII.
He married Geneva Brittingham on Jan. 3, 1952, in Fulton, Kan. She died March 31, 2003. The couple left Fort Scott in 1956.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Sue Redding of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons, Michael and Christopher Redding, and five great-granddaughters, Mercedes, Hannah, Chloe, Lauren and Audrey May.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alva Michaels and Glenn Michaels; and two sisters, Velma Bradford and Kathryn Hawkins.
V.F.W. Chaplain James R. Stradley will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m., Wednesday in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by the Post No. 1165 V.F.W.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until leaving for the cemetery at Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascera Care Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.