Claremore Daily Progress

Obituaries

May 10, 2014

Michael Ray Teel

CLAREMORE —

Michael Ray Teel, from Claremore, Oklahoma peacefully made his transition to heaven on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at the age of 63.  
A Memorial Service will be held at The Fitzgerald Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 14th at 1 p.m., 3612 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137
Mike was born in Duncan, Oklahoma on February 20, 1951 and preceded in death by his parents RC and Betty Teel and his granddaughter Tyler Rae.  
Mike graduated from Maysville High School in 1969 and went on to become a Journeyman with Plumbers and Pipe fitters Local Union 366. In 1991 Mike began following his passion in the Horse Racing business and started his career as a Race Horse Trainer.
For the past 24 years Mike traveled throughout the county with over 2, 700 racing starts. In 2001 Mike won the Speed Horse Futurity and Derby and qualified for the Champion of Champions in Las Alamedas, California making him one of the leading horse trainers in the state of Oklahoma. 
In 2008 Mike became the Leading Thoroughbred Trainer of the year at Fair Meadows Race Track in Tulsa and has remained in the Top 3 for the past 6 years.  
Mike is survived by his wife, Sue Teel, Brother, John Teel, wife Diana Teel, 1 daughter, Michelle Rae Teel-Rhone husband Russell Rhone, one grandson, Brant, four nephews Beau, Chad, Caleb and Bradley lot's of Uncle's and Aunts that loved him very much and a special young man, Jesse.  Please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of Mike Teel whose life has been impacted by cancer. Your donation will help saves lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.  Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 918-291-3500.  www.fitzgeraldsouthwoodchapel.com

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