Mr. Micheal Lamarr Void was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Dennis (Bernell) Void in Bowman, South Carolina on March 22, 1954. He transitioned into eternal rest on July 3, 2020 after a brief illness.
Micheal was educated in the public schools in Bowman, SC and he graduated in 1972 from Bowman High School. He faithfully served as Class President for four consecutive years. After graduation Michael enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and later transferred to the United States Army where he worked as a military policeman and military intelligence agent. While in the military he furthered his career and education through the University of Houston and UCLA in subjects such as Behavioral Management, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. He traveled and lived and complet-ed tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan. He received many awards while actively enlisted.
Micheal moved to Sacramento, California in 1976 where he married the former Linda Bell and reared four children. While in California he worked for the Greyhound Bus Line where he became one of the youngest persons to drive. After a devastating flood in 1986, he relo-cated to New York where he was employed by the NYC transit au-thorities and became a published poet, receiving many awards for his literary works.
He returned to South Carolina in 1997 and rededicated his life to God rejoining the Antioch Baptist Church, where he was formerly a mem-ber since childhood. Micheal worked faithfully in Antioch as a trustee and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He worked and retired from the Orangeburg County Department of Corrections. Micheal was an elected official and served as Bowman Town Councilman, Mayor Pro Tem, and Commissioner of Police. He was also a founding member of Bowman’s Harvest Festival. Micheal enjoyed watching sports, debat-ing and joking with family and friends, and resting in the peace and tranquility of his home.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Mr. Dennis Void and Mrs. Bernell Gaines Void.
Micheal leaves to cherish loving memories four children: Delena Wilson of Sacramento, CA, Taj Void of Atlanta, GA, Rafiki (Gloria) Void of Las Vegas, NV, and Mikia Void of Sacramento, CA; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind seven siblings: Bobby (Louvenia) Void of Manhattan, NY, Lavern (Velma) of Bronx, NY, Teresa (Otis) Boyd of Rowesville, SC, Carl (Tonya) Void of Long Island, NY, Minister Tyrone Wendell Void, Sr. of Orangeburg, SC, Minister Brian Keith (Wanda) Void of St. George, SC, and Sallie (Curtis) Jones of Orangeburg, SC. He leaves one living maternal aunt: Ms. Elease Gaines; one special friend: Ms. Margurite Moten and two best friends: Mr. Thaddeus Adams and Mr. Al Crosby as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Thursday, July 16,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home at 1:00pm until 7:00pm.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 17,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home beginning at 11:00am. Services will be streamed live on our Facebook page Glover's Funeral Home of Orangeburg. All those attending must adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.
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