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Help us celebrate Mike by sharing your fondest memories or thoughts about him.

Oct 24

At family get together events I had fun watching the UCF Knights and other college football games on Nantucket with Michael and showing him an my cousins photos of my excursions.
Jul 20

Jun 18

It is with shock and great sorrow that I read of Mike’s death. My former husband, Johnnie Rankin, and I had the pleasure of decades of friendship with Mike - through high school, college, and their m
Jun 14

I knew John/Mike as a fellow classmate at Lawton High School. I would consider him a true friend during those years as he and I did cut up some in class. He was a avid basketball player and real nic
Jun 4

I loved my grandpa. I called him "The Colonel" and he was the best. Whenever we were together, he wanted to spend every possible moment with me. He would give me my bottles, take me for walks, tell me
Jun 4

Almost 46 years ago, Mike and I met at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was a Captain, just back from Germany, and I was a Lieutenant in the Nurse Corps. Six months later, he proposed to me in his car a
Jul 30

I don't have one single instance that would make a whole story. I only have many little things that add up to something that I don't know if I will ever live up to. Dad had to work to give us a life t
Jun 18

I was a Christmas present to Mike several years ago from his wife, Janet. He loved me from the moment he saw me sitting in the driveway gleaming in the sunlight with a big red bow on my hood. He loved
Jun 16

It’s difficult for me to fully articulate and narrow down the memories I have with my dad. With him living away for the majority of the time I’ve been old enough to actually remember, my memories are
Jun 10

I will always remember sitting down with Mike to ask for his and Janet’s blessing before asking his daughter, Liz to marry me. While that can be a nerve-wracking experience for any potential son-in
Jun 4

When I think of my dad, my mind is flooded with a thousand amazing memories. However, one that stands out is from middle school when the coach of my girls basketball team decided to host a father-daug