Michael Allen Commander

by Lynn McMillen
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Michael Allen Commander  Michael Allen Commander, 78 passed away May 10, 2024 at his home on Lake Wedowee, AL.

Mike went to the University of Georgia then joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. Once out of the Navy, he went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration. After 34 years with the FAA, he retired, and he and his wife Beverly moved from Fayetteville, GA to Lake Wedowee, AL where he loved to fish and entertain family and friends.

Mike was never afraid to speak his mind or make observations, and when he did, it was usually hilarious. He had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor. He was generous and compassionate, and he never missed an opportunity to remind his loved ones about the importance of family. He will be greatly missed.

Mike is survived by his wife Beverly Commander, one son, Michael (Debby) Commander of Key West, FL, three grandchildren: Britney Commander of Ormond Beach, FL, Victoria (Nick) Commander-Formico of Key West, FL, Michael Commander III of Key West, FL, three great-grandchildren: Makenzie Burton, and Kennedy & Ethan Formico. He is also survived by two brothers: Walter (Lynn) Commander of Powder Springs, GA, Jim (Sharon) Commander of Sweetwater, NJ, four nieces: Charlotte (Ben) Causey of St. Simons Island, GA, Sara Jane (Jordan) August of Charlotte NC, Dr. Rachel (Chris) Commander of Atlanta, GA, Julia Commander of Philadelphia, PA, nephew John Allen (Jena Rose) of Egg Harbor, NJ, and several great-nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law Melanie(Bill) Kretzman of Gainesville FL, brother-in-law Doug (Belinda) Cheney of O’Brien Fl and other nieces & nephews. He also leaves behind his best friend Dennis Barr.

A very special thanks to his caregiver Dianne, his nurses Tashauna, Beca & Jennifer and all the staff at Compassus.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Cecil & Flavia Commander, sister Susan Cortes, and brother Tom (Terri) Commander.

The family will have a memorial service this summer for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassus (4455 Highway431 Roanoke Al 36274), First United Methodist Church Wedowee, AL or the charity of your choice.

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