February 6, 1950 - May 7, 2012
Michael Loyd Jewell, age 62 of Walton, KY, formally of Speedwell, TN., Harlan, KY & Covington, KY passed away from this life on Mon., May 7, 2012 at the home of his daughter following a long illness. He was born in Perry County, KY to Willie & Mabel Jewell on Feb. 6, 1950. Mike served in the United States Army from 1968-1973 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles(Airmobile), along with the 26th Army Engineer Corps in part of the Mo Duc Operation, Where he was recognized in the Southern Cross Americal Division Vol.3, No.36. He was the recipient of 3 Purple Heart Medals, 4 Commendation Medals and a Silver Service Star in lieu of 5 Bronze Service Stars. While living in Harlan, Mike was baptized into the membership of Elcomb Baptist Church by dear friend and pastor, Reverend Josh Hensley. Until 2007 his passion was restoration and refurbishing classic cars. He was very well known for his gift and talent as a mechanic and restorer. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Jewell and father, Willie Jewell, 2 brothers, Lynvell and Ricky; a nephew, Kevin Jewell and his wife, Linda Jewell. He leaves to mourn his passing, a daughter, Dawnita M. Jewell and Fiance, Douglas McDaniel of Walton, KY, 3 grandchildren, Mason Godsey, Austin McDaniel and Madelynn McDaniel, 3 sisters, Rita Chasteen and Wilma Kelly both of Harlan & Nola Maggard of Lexington, 3 brothers, Condell Jewell of Covington, Herb Jewell of Florence & Ken Jewell of Harlan. A host of nieces and nephews, also lifelong friends, William (Buckskin) Butt, Bobby Baker and Jenny & Zenith Stidham. A special thanks from the family for the dedication Wilma Saylor Rodriguez and the staff at Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky. Following Mike’s wishes to be cremated, graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date in Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, KY. A Memorial visitation will be on Fri., May 11, 2012 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 6 PM until the Service at 7 PM. Memorial Suggestions:D.A.V. 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076. Online Condolences may be made at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
dawnita im still so sorry 4 ur loss now losing my dad i can understand how you feel. so truely sorry
Dawnita and family,
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and Prayers
dawnita honey i was so happy to share this journey with you and your father.just no he is at peace now..and he would want u to find comfort as well..you done the most amazeing jop……..we love u……..im here when ever u need me…….
I am so sorry to learn of Mike’s illness and subsequent passing. I am grateful for MIke’s service during the Vietnam war and know the price he paid. I wish I could be there on Friday, but know my thoughts and prayers will be with each during this time.
Much love, Pam
My mom and I are sorry to hear about Mike’s death. I always enjoyed my visits with Mike and our talks about racing. Our prayers for his family.
We were sorry to hear of Mike’s death. He gave his all for his country in Viet Nam, and paid for that service for many years. Will be praying for all of the family .
Mike was like a brother to me, and his passing leaves a sad void in my heart. He was a kind, loving and generous soul. He may have left us, but he’ll never be forgotten.
Veverlee and I offer our thoughts and prayers to Mike’s family, special friends and loved during this sad time.