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Joseph Earl Michael Sr.

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Joseph Earl Michael Sr., 63, of Lake Placid, Fla., died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

A native of Mississippi, he was born May 24, 1950, one of 10 children of Juanita and Ivian Michael of Rienzi. Before coming to Lake Placid 11 years ago, Mr. Michael owned and operated a small business. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lake Placid and enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Michael is survived by his wife, Carolyn Roberts; son Joe Jr.; siblings Shirley Washington, Charles Michael, Betty Kaplan, Martha Lee, Donald Michael, Sarah Kelly, Glenda Russell and Bobby Joe Michael; and a grandson, Justis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Thompson.

A funeral service was held Friday at First Assembly of God with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid.

Arrangements were under the devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid.