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Friday, October 18, 2013
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MICHAEL SHELDON TEAL

Michael Sheldon Teal, 59, of Key West, Florida, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Hospice of The Golden Isles. Michael was born in Tonawanda, New York, on the 19th day of May, 1954, to Charles Teal and Wanda Crane Teal.

Michael has resided and been known in the Brunswick-St. Simons Island area most of his life. He and his wife, Rina John, were presently living in Key West, Florida, prior to his death. Michael was known and will be remembered as the owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken on St. Simons Island where he ran a successful business for 22 years. He also owned Murphy's Tavern for 10 years and Island Rock Café for several years. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, games of chance, the beach and spending time with his family and friends. Michael attended Christian Renewal Church on St. Simons Island.

Michael was preceded in death by his biological mother, Wanda Crane Teal, and by his previous wife, Joyce Teal.

Survivors are his wife Rina John of Key West, Florida; his parents, Charles Teal and Arlene Teal; son James Teal of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter Tammy Teal of Brunswick; daughter Michelle Farley (John) of Brunswick; son Nathan Mobley (Misty) of Brunswick; son Jonathan Mobley of Brunswick; grandchildren Michael James Smith Jr., Miles Lee Smith, Kierstin Lee Teal, Malori Mobley, Marisa Mobley and Ashton Mobley; and his best friend Tamone, his kitty.

Family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life memorial service to commemorate the life of Michael Sheldon Teal at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of The Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

The arrangements for Mr. Teal have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium, www.edomillerandsons.com.