Michell, John W. John W. Michell, age 83, passed away November 15, 2012 in Garland, Texas. He was born in Ortonville, MN on February 7, 1929. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, and attended SMU after serving in the U.S. Navy
. He worked at Varo, Inc in Garland where he held various management positions. In 1969, he joined with two colleagues to form Tepco, Inc. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annie, and their two children: John W Michell, Jr and his wife Karen of Garland, and Susan Michell of Carrollton. He is also survived by his grandchildren: John Michael Michell, Christopher Michell and his wife Jamie, Nick Hurry, Tess Hurry, and great grandson, Dylan Michell. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Children's Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 244, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, to Axe Memorial Methodist Church in Garland, TX, or to a
. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Axe Memorial Methodist Church in Garland, TX.