Mike Donald Vogel unexpectedly went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 2nd at St. Louis Catholic Church at 11 a.m preceded by a visitation at 10 a.m. Mike was born October 19th, 1955 in Dallas, TX to the late Mr. Donald Michael Vogel and Mrs. Mary Ann Vogel. Mike was loved very much by his entire family and the numerous friends that he leaves behind. He was a very caring, generous man who helped so many people throughout his entire life. Mike had many passions which included sports and movies, but his greatest passion was for serving others. After moving to Memphis in 1969, Mike began attending St. Louis School in the 7th grade; he later attended Christian Brothers High School, where he served as Senior Class President (’74). After graduating, he went to the University of Texas where he lettered in football and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business in 1978. Mike married the former Mary Layne Woodmansee in 1980, and he was a loyal and devoted husband for all of their 34 years together. Mike is survived by his wife, his three children (Scott, Kyle, Connor) and their spouses (Elisabeth, Karen, and Cody Overbeck), his three grandchildren, (Evie, Fay, PeeWee) his three sisters (Margaret Ligon, Mary Pearcy, Eileen Crawford), sister-in-law, Talana Vogel and three brothers-in-law (David Ligon, Meredith Crawford and the late Virgil Pearcy), his two brothers (Bob Vogel, John Vogel), and his thirteen nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may 6 be made to St. Louis Catholic Church or the charity of donor’s choice. Memphis Funeral Home 901.725.0100
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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Aug. 1, 2014