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Mickey Newspaper PicMichael Allen Mickey, 62, of West Plains, Missouri passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, October 17, 2015.

He was born September 13, 1953 in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Harold Mickey, Sr. and Faith “Paulsen” Mickey.

“Mickey” graduated from Richards High School, Alsup, Illinois in 1971, and attended SMSU in West Plains.

He was united in marriage to Marcella Goss on September 1, 1984 in West Plains, Missouri.

Moving to West Plains after graduation he was employed at Ramey Supermarket. Later he was employed with Sunshine Biscuits, Russell Stover and in 2000 opened the Domino’s Pizza franchise. During this time he was blessed with the friendship of Marcus Lipford.
Mickey took pride in serving his community. He had been a member of the Fairview School Board, West Plains Country Club Board, Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, St. Paul Lutheran Church council, and was currently serving on the board at the Howell County Ambulance Barn.

He was also an avid golfer treasuring time spent with his golf buddies; enjoyed deer hunting, and liked seeing his grandchildren joining in this tradition.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella, West Plains; son Jason Mickey and wife Kristi of Carl Junction, Missouri; son, Juston Mickey and fiancee Grace Buffington, West Plains; three grandchildren, Channing, Austyn, and Kanyen; mother Faith Mickey, West Plains; one sister, Madonna Healy and husband Mike, West Plains, and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, and brother Harold Mickey, Jr.

Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Plains, with Pastor Elliott Anderson officiating.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and can be left at Carter Funeral Home.



  1. Pamela & Alan Storms
    October 19, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

    Dear Marcella,
    I was so surprised to learn of Michael passing, I had heard that he had been sick but didn’t know it was that bad, I started to call you two or three times but didn’t . I am so very sorry for you and your family. Alan has lung cancer now its in both lungs he is taking chemo, all we can do is pray. Praying for you and your family. I will call you later after everything is over Love you Pam

  2. Kathy Beaty
    October 19, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thougths and prayers. He was a nice guy.

  3. Mary Ann Stanley Risla
    October 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    Marcella and family,
    So sorry for your great loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.

  4. Vickie Brockmeyer
    October 19, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

    Marcella and family, our hearts are very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. My son is Marcus Lipford and he absolutely thought the world of “Mickey”. He often said he was like a dad to him. My prayer for you is that you hold onto your faith, and know that you will see him again. Remember all the wonderful good times, and know that God will always be with each and every one of you. This is a very difficult time for you all, and I pray that you have great comfort in the days ahead. Much Love to you all

    Vickie Brockmeyer

  5. Lloyd & Diane Smith
    October 20, 2015 @ 10:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Jason, our prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Sonya Duncan
    October 21, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so, so sorry to hear about Mickey!!