Michael “Mike” Box

September 18, 1952 – June 30, 2021

Michael “Mike” Box, 68, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. 

Born September 18, 1952, he was the son of Roland Box and Jewel (Pate) Box.

He married Peggy Bilderback on Jan 30, 2008 and she survives.

Mike was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1970 and was a welder. He retired from Manchester Tank in Bedford, was a lifetime member of the NRA and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Mike took pride in raising his Box Quarter Horses and was a Ferrier for many years in Lawrence and surrounding counties.

Mike is survived by his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Gayle (Paul) Owens and Michelle (Mike) Evans; seven grandchildren, Brandon Owens, Tara (Mike) Ramos, Brittany (Freddie) Brock, Samantha (Jason) Huck, Kindra (Ryan) Dalton, Alexandra Owens and Andrea Owens; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Diana Wigley and Cheryl Anderson; his mother, Jewel Box; one aunt, Wilma Kelley; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Box; one son, John Box; and one grandson, Andrew Owens.

Funeral services for Michael “Mike” Box will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 1:00PM at the Ferguson- Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00AM-1:00PM Monday at Ferguson-Lee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinhook Cemetery in memory of Mike.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.FergusonLee.com.