The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 21, 2014

Lonnie D. Michael

GALENA, Kan. — Lonnie Dale Michael, age 43, of Galena, Kan., passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas, after a sudden heart attack. He was attending a National Paintball Tournament in Dallas.

Born Jan. 18, 1971, in Wichita, Kan., he had lived in the Galena and Joplin areas his lifetime. His working life included metal fabricating at Kim Lee in Galena, working as Lead Man for Chad the Carpenter, Inc. and working at Paintball Ridge. Paintball was a passion for Lonnie. He participated in tournaments all over the U.S. and helped design and construct the course at Paintball Ridge and Kick-N Park in Monett. He attended Camp Joy Ministries.

On June 22, 2013 he married Alyssa Rabago at Galena. She survives. Additional survivors include five children, Blake Talley, Anthony Michael and wife, Christin, Dominique Michael, Anjyl Michael, Brandon Michael, all of Joplin; two stepchildren, Hailey and Hayden Lansaw; one grandson, Tyler; his mother, Sharon Sager, of Joplin; his father, Wayne Cummings, of Pineville, Mo.; three brothers, Ira J. Perryman, of Joplin, Vernon Cummings and wife, Darla, of Lanagan, Mo., Darrin Cummings and wife, Taneille, of Arkansas; three sisters, Cindy Smith and husband, Joe, of Carterville, Michelle Powell and husband, Glenn, of Joplin, Sherri Denny and husband, Gary, of Goodman, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding Lonnie in death were his stepfather, David "Mace" Leroy Perryman; two brothers, Charles and DeWayne Cummings; and a nephew, Weston Powell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Chapel with Rev. Jeff Martin and Jeff Kingery officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lonnie D. Michael Memorial Fund in care of the mortuary.

A Memorial Paintball Tournament will also be held March 30th at Paintball Ridge. Online condolences may be made at

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