1948 – 2019
Michael Perrin Mc-Dermett, of Navasota and Montgomery, Texas, went home to his Lord and Savior on Feb. 25, 2019, in Con-roe, Texas. A memorial service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota, Texas. The Rev. Mike Horton was the officiant. A celebration of life immediately followed at the Western Club, 9524 Highway 6 in Navasota. All were invited to attend and celebrate Mike’s passion for life. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Mike was born March 16, 1948, in Lubbock, Texas, to Charles Perrin McDermett Jr. and wife Mildred (nee Walker) McDermett. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1971 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. After a successful career in banking, he founded Cobra Industries Inc., an oil and gas well servicing company in 1980. He married the love of his life, Georgia Gallant, May 26, 1990, in Hobbs, New Mexico. After building Cobra Industries into a highly successful company, Mike and Georgia sold Cobra in 1997 to begin a life of travel and adventure in retirement.
Mike was always a prankster and loved elaborate tricks and jokes, whether on the giving or receiving end. He loved life and all its excitement, enjoying ranching, music, dancing, boating, motorcycling, Jeeping, RVing and history.
Mike planned legendary events for family and friends, always eager to ensure that everyone had a fabulous time. Mike was a dedicated leader in whatever community he lived, serving as AOSC (Association of Oilwell Servicing Companies) president from 1994 to 1995 and active in Jaycees, United Way, and on the hospital board. Mike was a tremendous influence on everyone he touched and will be greatly missed by all.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of nearly 30 years, Georgia McDermett; four children, Kelly (Robert Bagby) of Cedar Park, Texas, Ken Shores (Jamie) of Jacksonville, Florida, Jill (Louis Pardo) of Volente, Texas, and Allison Holder (Kate) of College Station; and grandchildren, Mia and Garrett Pardo, Kaydee and Cody Shores, Maddie and Tanner Pringle, and Lyndsey, Lauren, Emily and Lane Bagby, He is also survived by his brother, John Wayne McDermett of Mundy, Texas, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a memorial contribution be made in his name to the Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org/giving/donate.
You are invited to leave kind words and fond memories at www.noblesfuneral.com.