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Jeffrey Bruce Michael

February 15, 1954 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 65)


Jeffrey Bruce Michael, passed away suddenly Saturday Oct 5, 2019 in Dallas, NC. He was 65 years old. 
  Bruce was born in Gastonia and was a long time resident of Gaston County. He was the son of Claude B. and Mary Neal Michael. He is survived by two sons, Aaron Michael of McAdenville and Steven Michael of Cherryville, Steven’s wife, Kelly and Steven’s son, Dylan. He is also survived by his sister, Susie Michael of St Cloud, Florida and former wife Alice Bean Michael. 
  Bruce was a 1973 graduate of East Gaston High School and attended Gaston College. Bruce spent many years as an excellent salesman and spent a short time as a detention officer for Mecklenburg Co. Perhaps his favorite job was working as a substitute teacher in local schools. 
  Bruce was outgoing. It could be said he never met a stranger. He loved NASCAR, was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr fan, loved country music, the Carolina Panthers, and the Tennessee Volunteers. He was happiest at the beach, eating seafood with his friends.  At the end of his life, Bruce was surrounded by wonderful friends, young and old, who loved and valued him. He will be missed by his family and his many friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date with details provided to friends and family.

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