Mickey E. Marinko, of Kingsland, GA, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Hospice of Golden Isles. He was 63.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1953, in Florence. He was a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston and was a lifelong Citadel Bulldogs fan. Mickey worked as a shipwright at both Charleston Naval Shipyard and Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia. He was a union steward who dedicated himself to representing and defending the interests of his fellow employees. He served as a proud member of the NRA and The Elks Lodge. A unique soul, Mickey was very funny and didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He will be greatly missed.

A lifelong bachelor, Mickey is survived by his brother, John A. Marinko and his wife, Kathy; his niece, Jennifer Marinko Clayton and husband, Alan, of Summerfield, North Carolina; and many good friends.

A celebration of life announcement will be upcoming.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mickey’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Posted in: The Sumter Item

Posted on: 2016-10-25

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