Michael Lloyd Argall
Michael Lloyd Argall was called to ride the roads of Heaven on Saturday June 28, 2008. He left our world doing what he loved, cycling! Michael was born in Spokane, Washington on March 3rd, 1963. He graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, TX in 1981. He then joined the US Air Force where he served for 20 years in active and reserve duty. He is a Desert Storm War veteran. In 1988 he joined the Travis County Sheriffs office where he most recently worked as a safety officer for the Corrections Bureau; he was known as the heart of the unit. Everybody at the Sheriffs office knew, loved and respected Michael. He was always cheerful, content and willing to step up when needed. In the past, he was known to minister and pray with the inmates at the Del Valle facility. Michael always participated with the Brown Santa Christmas program and the Texas Police Games where he was a frequent medal winner. Michael is the oldest of two children and the big brother to Kris Argall. He was a loving and devoted father of three children Sydney (21), Nathan (18) and Daniel (15). He remained close to his ex-wife, Shamayne Argall, and her family and was soon to be engaged to Cecilia Turrin, his long time girlfriend whom he loved dearly. Michael is survived by his grandmother, Helen Argall, Aunt Dionne and Uncle Gil Kempenich and many cousins. Michael had countless friends whom he touched over the years. Michael never knew a stranger and loved you before he knew you. He had a unique sense of humor, often smiling or laughing even at his own corny jokes. He found joy and humor in the simplest things in life. Michael had several great and encompassing loves in his life. First and foremost, he was the loving father to his three children. He was a devoted Christ follower and compassionate servant to the Lord who gave willingly of his time. Michael had an ardent love for cycling, which started in high school. He found his greatest passion as a fitness coach for cycling and running with Rogue Training Systems. He was a very encouraging and inspirational coach to those he trained. Michael would want us to celebrate his life. He was a loving man and a man of God. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 1st at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills. Please join us as we celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 2nd at Gateway Church (7104 McNeil Dr., Austin, TX 78729). Graveside services will follow for family and close friends. To honor Michael, type in his last name at www.mem.com to share your thoughts and experiences with his Family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Helping Hand Home for Children or Mission Possible! Austin Children's Camps.
Published by Austin American-Statesman on Jul. 1, 2008.