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Dan G. Michael

September 10, 1931 — June 13, 2020

Dan G. Michael, 88, of Pampa passed away on June 13, 2020 in Pampa.

Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Rick Parnell, retired Baptist minister, officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.  The funeral service will be live streamed at

Dan G. Michael was born on September 10, 1931, to Argyle and Eunice Michaels, the second of four children. Born in Knox City, Texas, he was raised in Rochester.  He was Salutatorian of the Class of 1947.  He attended Arlington State College, and then transferred to Texas Technological College, now Texas Tech University.  He graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Geology.   

He began his career working for Core Laboratories, Inc. in Midland, Texas.  He then married Geneva Covalt on June 15, 1957, in Pampa.  They were married 61 years.  They bought The Spudnut Shop in October of 1962 and he became known as “Dan, Dan the Spudnut Man” to many people.  They sold the shop on July 1, 1977.  Dan went to work for the Texas Railroad Commission for four years.  He was Certified by American Institute of Professional Geologists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  

In August of 1981, he began his career as an Independent Consulting Geologist where he enjoyed his fulfilling profession for over 30 years.  He was highly respected among his clients and  fellow peers for his expertise in Geology. He is grateful for the business relationships and friends he made. He was a member of Everyman’s Bible Class and First Baptist Church since the late 1960’s. He also served as chairman on the counting committee at First Baptist Church for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf and even won the Pampa Country Club Partnership Champions tournament in 1967. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Geneva Michael; brother, Bill Michaels; granddaughter, Casey Shakespeare; and a great grandson, Noah Shakespeare.

The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to Pampa Nursing Center and BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their loving care.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Leslie M. Schafer and husband Glenn of Pampa, Susan M. Shakespeare and husband Hoy of Lubbock, and Lisa M. Acker and husband Greg of Pampa; brother, John Michaels and wife Bobbie of Longview; sister, Jane Short of Rochester; six grandchildren, Anna Richardson and husband Tanner and Lauren Newman and husband Clayton all of Lubbock, Garnett Schafer and wife Audrey of Canyon, Dr. Andrew M. Shakespeare and wife Liesl of Lubbock, Haley Kuhn and husband Dustin and Hilary Acker all of Pampa; and 11 great grandchildren. 

Memorials can be made to Pampa Senior Citizens Center, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065, BSA Hospice of Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Ave., Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106, or First Baptist Church, 203 N. West St., Pampa, TX 79065.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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