He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
He was a motorcycle escort for the California Motor Patrol office.
He was passionate about fundraising and served as an organizer and host of many charitable events, such as Muscular Dystrophy, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of San Diego, as well as many other charities.
As a truck driver, Michael had a multi-million mile safety record.
Besides his wife, Bonnie of California, he is survived by two grandchildren: Jorden Perkins and Blake Perkins of Campbellsville; one sister and one brother: Sheila Ann Caldwell and husband, Gordon of Campbellsville and Gordon Rainwater, Jr. and wife, Amber of Georgetown; special aunt and uncle, Linda and Glenwood Richerson of Campbellsville; special cousin, Steven Richerson of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Jada Rose Spear Rutherford; his grandparents, Orbazine Faulkner, Ben Black Richerson and Morna Allen Richerson.
VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Earl West
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
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