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Michael L. Tevyaw

September 4, 1956 — August 10, 2020

Michael L. Tevyaw, 63 of Punta Gorda, FL passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2020.  He was predeceased by his loving wife Karen who passed April 2020.  He was born on September 4, 1956, to Lloyd A. and Phyllis G. Tevyaw in Johnson City, NY. 


Mike was a truck driver for several years after starting at the age of 17.  He worked at Gorrick Construction in NY and started MLT trucking in NY, while moving to Punta Gorda FL in 2005. Mike was a devoted member of the Teamsters Trucking Union, but he especially enjoyed being a modified race car driver at 5 Mile Point, where he loved building and racing cars with his dad and sister while Grandma Ann and his daughter cheered him on in the stands.  As you see racing was a “family thing”.Go #16! 


Mike absolutely loved to listen, jam out and sing to music, his favorite album being Dark Side of the Moon. He prided himself, being a part of the Cree Nation Indian heritage and its teachings, which gave him a strong love for nature.  He enjoyed fishing with everyone and feeding birds out back by the lake. His favorite sports team was the NY Giants.
 
Mike will be deeply missed by his daughter Danielle Smit, her husband Pim of Iron Station, NC; his grand-children Brittany and Alyssa and great-grand-children Miles and Nolan all from Charlotte, NC; son Michael Tevyaw Jr. of Johnson City, NY; sister Jo Chalson and nephew Bill Chalson of Port St. Lucia, FL and Lloyd Tevyaw Jr. of Hollywood, FL.  Also survived by Uncle Leonard Adams of Endicott NY As well as many loving family members, racing buddies, and special friends Dale Cunningham, Terry Thompson.
 
A memorial service will be held in Florida on November 21st, 2020 with details to be posted at a future date. 

A memorial service will be held in New York when 5 mile Point resumes race season in the Spring of 2021 with details to be posted at a future date.
 
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