February 26, 1958 – March 29, 2018
James Michel, 60, of Roland, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born February 26, 1958 in St. Marys, Pa., to the late John and Essie Michel. He was a carpenter, and attended Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren, Ark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Collins and Rose Marie Michel; and two brothers, Tim and Donnie Michel.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Michel of the home; his step mother Frances Michel of Waurika; his god-mother Rose Belsole of St. Mary’s, PA; his mother-in-law Lucille Goforth of Van Buren, Arkansas; his daughter Crystal Box of Van Buren, Ark.; two sons, Aaron Michel of Alma, Ark., and Brian Oder and wife Brandi of Checotah; a sister, Mary Burden and husband Ted of Wilson; five brothers, John Michel and wife Betsy of Maypearl, Texas, Tom Michel and wife Jamie of Comanche, Leo Michel and wife Kandi of Holliday, Texas, Bill Michel and wife Diana of Comanche, and Bob Michel of Waurika; three grandchildren; and two furbabies, Jake and Precious.
Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Family-hosted memorial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.