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Michael was an award winning trumpet player in his teens having the ability to play most any song by ear and additionally, earned virtually every award/honor of The Order of DeMolay - sponsored by The Masonic Fraternity. He later became Past Master of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masonic Order as well as being a member of various appendent organizations, including Scottish Rite, Commandery, Shrine as a 32 degree Mason, The Royal Order of Scotland and Quatuor Coronati - The Premier Lodge of Research in London, England.
The Lord directed Michael into His service where he was for 22 years, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation Synod of the Sun for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, serving many years as Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee.
After graduating from The University of Texas (Austin, of course), Michael joined his mentor the noted financier/banker/developer/investor, James Doss and served as his personal assistant for 11 years before founding his own firm owning shopping centers, commercial buildings, residential/apartment properties, oil interests and branching into various investments throughout the years.
Written by Michael who sincerely appreciates your friendship over the years and profoundly thanks all the bankers throughout his life for believing in him and saying Yes.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 12th, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Sparkman/Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas. A private interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, Texas, 75205-0308, or the charity of your choice.
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