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In Memory of

Joseph A. Michels

January 14, 1935 - August 7, 2017

Obituary


Joe Michels passed away peacefully on August 7, 2017 at 82 years old. A lifelong Houstonian, Joe grew up in Denver Harbor. He married his childhood sweetheart, Martha Dobbs, & they raised three wonderful children; Joe Michels, Joy Simpson, and Janette Chester. He served as a deacon in several Baptist churches, installed the very first computer the City of Houston used in the 1950's, & was Data Processing Manager for Finger Furniture Company for over a decade. Later, he worked for Beck & Masten, where the dealership's customers & employees loved his quick wit, math...

Joe Michels passed away peacefully on August 7, 2017 at 82 years old. A lifelong Houstonian, Joe grew up in Denver Harbor. He married his childhood sweetheart, Martha Dobbs, & they raised three wonderful children; Joe Michels, Joy Simpson, and Janette Chester. He served as a deacon in several Baptist churches, installed the very first computer the City of Houston used in the 1950's, & was Data Processing Manager for Finger Furniture Company for over a decade. Later, he worked for Beck & Masten, where the dealership's customers & employees loved his quick wit, math prowess, & ability to find humor in the most unusual situations. He is survived by his children, Joe Michels & Gail, Joy Simpson & David, and Janette Chester, together with 9 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.