Michael Allen Pore was born on July 17, 1959 to his parents Johnella Ruffin and James Pore. He received his education from the Detroit Public schools. He required a strong work ethic and began to work for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club as a Chef for over ten years. He then pursued a career in ground maintenance for over twenty years. He was quiet reserved person who enjoyed sport and barbecuing.
Michael is known by his family as “The Barbe Q King”.
Michael leaves to cherish his memories, his three children: Nicole Washington, Michael and Demetris Appleton; mother, Johnella Ruffin; sister, Evelyn Pore (a.k.a. Sweetie); two brothers: James Pore and Marco Johnson; his 9 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss him dearly.