Michael Henry Negri
1920 - 2018
Michael Henry Negri passed away on Wednesday, April 11.
Funeral services were held Saturday, at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, with Pastor Roy Boswell officiating.
Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park.
Michael was born April 29, 1920, and raised in Chicago, IL. His parents were Sophia and Peter Negri. He graduated from high school in 1938, at which time he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served from 1941-1945 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, and later returned there to work as a Civil Service employee. He and Demoyn Nancy Markum were married on July 5, 1942. He was employed in the Aircraft Maintenance division at Sheppard for the majority of his career, except for a short time that he worked for the railroad. He retired from Civil Service at Sheppard in 1975 and then became the Maintenance Supervisor at Wichita General Hospital. After 10 years at that position, he once again retired. He became involved in a variety of activities after retirement. He was a volunteer at Sunshine House, he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, camping and golf. He and Dee, were charter members of the Rockin Wheels RV Club and spent 30 years touring the United States and Canada. They were long time members of Faith Village Church of Christ. He also enjoyed golfing with friends, sons, and grandsons. He was also a supporter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Wichita Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years, Dee; and his sister, Lucille Negri Glover.
Survivors include two sons, Mike of Iowa Park, and Larry of Azle; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.