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Mitchell Mankin

June 05, 2019

Mitchell D Mankin, age 62 of Somerset, KY was born in Ashland, KY on August 9, 1956 to the late Lee Roy and Shirley Sargent Mankin and departed this life on June 5, 2019 in the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, OH.

He was a member of Saline Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Marines. As a husband, Mitch was thoughtful, hardworking, self-sacrificing, wise and loving. He worked many long hours so that his wife could be a stay at home mother and educate their children. As a father, he was a man who was there for each child, solving problems, meeting needs, teaching by example how to work hard and do each job, “as unto the Lord”, instilling wisdom and compassion by example, and pointing each child to the Lord.

His desire was to spend as much time as possible with his children, riding motorcycles as a family, boating and just being together sitting around a table talking. As a grandfather, he started numbering his days and decided to make as many memories as he could. He was fiercely protective. As a friend, he would drop everything to help you and be there for you. His life revolved around helping others, from helping homeless people, changing tires, fixing cars, trying to fix lives, counseling teens and young adults. He was concerned with people’s spiritual welfare, often speaking to them of the “Relationship” not a “Religion” that they could have by trusting Jesus as their Savior. Where there was any need, he was there trying to relieve the situation. Mitch impacted so very many lives for good, and for God. He enjoyed trading guns, cars, and motorcycles, “Wheeling and Dealing” to always get the best deal he could. He truly was an amazing man, words cannot express how much he was loved, and how much he will be missed.



His parents: Lee Roy and Shirley Mankin preceded him in death.



Mitch is survived by his adoring wife: Jean Mankin of Somerset; his loving children: Aaron Mankin and Cashonda, Stephen Mankin and wife Emily, James Mankin, and Hannah Mankin-Thayer and husband Nathan all of Somerset; a brother: Marty Mankin and wife Norma of Milan OH; 2 sisters: Joy Mankin of Vermillion, OH, and Malinda Schmitz and husband Mike of Berlin Heights, OH; 7 grandchildren: Shaun, Austin, Michael, Lindsey, Asia, Tayshaun, and Peyton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.



Funeral Services for Mr. Mitchell Mankin will be conducted on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. in the Saline Baptist Church with Brother Benny Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Mill Spring National Cemetery with family and friends serving as Pallbearers. Barbourville Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Friends may call at the Saline Baptist Church, Monday from 10 A.M. to the funeral hour at 12:30.

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Mitchell D Mankin, age 62 of Somerset, KY was born in Ashland, KY on August 9, 1956 to the late Lee Roy and Shirley Sargent Mankin and departed this life on June 5, 2019 in the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, OH.

He was a member of Saline Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Marines. As a husband, Mitch was thoughtful, hardworking, self-sacrificing, wise and loving. He worked many long hours so that his wife could be a stay at home mother and educate their children. As a father, he was a man who was there for each child, solving problems, meeting needs, teaching by example how to work hard and do each job, “as unto the Lord”, instilling wisdom and compassion by example, and pointing each child to the Lord.

His desire was to spend as much time as possible with his children, riding motorcycles as a family, boating and just being together sitting around a table talking. As a grandfather, he started numbering his days and decided to make as many memories as he could. He was fiercely protective. As a friend, he would drop everything to help you and be there for you. His life revolved around helping others, from helping homeless people, changing tires, fixing cars, trying to fix lives, counseling teens and young adults. He was concerned with people’s spiritual welfare, often speaking to them of the “Relationship” not a “Religion” that they could have by trusting Jesus as their Savior. Where there was any need, he was there trying to relieve the situation. Mitch impacted so very many lives for good, and for God. He enjoyed trading guns, cars, and motorcycles, “Wheeling and Dealing” to always get the best deal he could. He truly was an amazing man, words cannot express how much he was loved, and how much he will be missed.



His parents: Lee Roy and Shirley Mankin preceded him in death.



Mitch is survived by his adoring wife: Jean Mankin of Somerset; his loving children: Aaron Mankin and Cashonda, Stephen Mankin and wife Emily, James Mankin, and Hannah Mankin-Thayer and husband Nathan all of Somerset; a brother: Marty Mankin and wife Norma of Milan OH; 2 sisters: Joy Mankin of Vermillion, OH, and Malinda Schmitz and husband Mike of Berlin Heights, OH; 7 grandchildren: Shaun, Austin, Michael, Lindsey, Asia, Tayshaun, and Peyton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.



Funeral Services for Mr. Mitchell Mankin will be conducted on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. in the Saline Baptist Church with Brother Benny Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Mill Spring National Cemetery with family and friends serving as Pallbearers. Barbourville Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Friends may call at the Saline Baptist Church, Monday from 10 A.M. to the funeral hour at 12:30.

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Connie Sklarek

OH
June 25, 2019

I just learned of this tragic news, and I am praying for you, Jean, and your family. God will keep you strong, and guide you through this tough time.

cindy gibson kish

OH
June 18, 2019

I am saddened to learn of Mitch's death. He was a classmate and caring person.

IN
June 17, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Mitch’s passing.
We have many fond memories of him & are praying for you and your family. Love, John & Kathy