Mickie D. Shanklin

Monday, May 13, 2024

Mickie D. Shanklin, 77, of Hamilton, N.J., passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024 at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell in Hopewell, N.J. surrounded by his children.

Born in Linton, Mr. Shanklin was an honorably discharged US Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. In total, he gave 24 years to the Armed Forces of the United States, 22 of them with the Air National Guard. He went on to receive his bachelorís degree in elementary education from Trenton State. Mr. Shanklin worked as a supervisor for the US Federal District Court in Trenton, N.J. until his retirement in 2008.

Mick was an avid sports fan who loved spending his time watching Notre Dame Football and the Green Bay Packers. He was a passionate coach for youth sports. He spent many years coaching soccer, basketball and baseball, and it was through coaching that he touched many lives. He coached at St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Pal, Hamilton Little Lads, Nottingham Little League and HTRGSA.

In addition to coaching, he volunteered for many programs and organizations. He was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans serving as an officer, Nottingham Squares where he was a former president and he was a devoted member of the Armed Forces Heritage Museum. He assisted with the food concession stands for basketball games, as a carnival worker at the zeppole booth for 20 years and was even the announcer for football games at Steinert while his son played for the Spartans. His most recent accomplishment was being inducted into the CYO Hall of Fame for his many years of service to the organization. When Mick wasnít coaching or volunteering for local organizations, he enjoyed bowling, backyard barbecues and spending time with his seven grandchildren sharing his wisdom, stories and knowledge.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Wanda Mae (Cox) Shanklin and his wife, Anne Marie (Larkin) Shanklin. He is survived by his children, Michael and Crystal Shanklin, Brian Shanklin and Jennifer and Erik Wilson; his siblings, Keiko Torgerson and Bill Shanklin; his grandchildren, McKenna, Riley, Noah, Dana, Samantha, Michael and Brandon as well as his several cousins, extended family and close friends.

Funeral services will begin on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 9 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home at 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, N.J.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great RC Church at 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, N.J..

Interment will follow at St. Maryís Cemetery in Hamilton, N.J..

Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Shanklinís memory to the Armed Forces Heritage Museum by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.