Frank "Mickey" Spillane
Legendary mystery novelist and local resident Frank "Mickey" Spillane died Monday at his Murrells Inlet home. He was 88.

Arrangements will be announced by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.
Published by The Sun News on Jul. 17, 2006.
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Valenda Newell
June 19, 2017
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Mickey, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
July 17, 2015
KATHY & BUDDY BARNETT
June 12, 2012
Oh my gosh, I will never forget him coming home early from New York and catching his son, Ward, with the Stroupe twins and myself skinny dipping in the creek behind his house. He could tell stories as well as write them and he kept us fascinated when he was home and us kids would gather at his home. This is on person who will be missed. I am a bit late coming here, but only just now found this site. Blessed be to all his children and loved ones.
Trula Lane
September 25, 2011
donna gregson
March 21, 2010
lash laran powell
March 9, 2010
As the days go on, I hope you've cherished every moment you had with Mickey Spillane, and may continue to find comfort from family and friends.
January 2, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 2, 2010
For Mickey...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
December 23, 2009
Ward and Kathy-
I haven't seen you guys since highschool in G'town.
I used to run into your Dad all the time after we moved to Surfside some years back. He was a great guy and always spent about 15 minutes talking to us. We're all gonna miss him.
I hope you two are doing well. I'd love to see you again.
Larry Altman
February 9, 2009
Ward and Kathy my deepest sympathys. I had allways enjoyed your dads work and having met you two at Hays Kansas enjoyed them so much more knowing a little of Mickey as a man.
Ron Balding
September 4, 2007
Whay a wonderful legacy he left us!
Tharin Williamson
May 10, 2007
My sympathies in the loss of your father. He and I share something in common, our name. My name is Linda Michele (Mickey) Spillane Berry. I have for quite awhile enjoyed the Mike Hammer stories and the name.
Linda Berry
May 7, 2007
I met Mickey as a child (10yrs old) I sat next to him at the Kingdom Hall. We were on vacation and had left our bibles at home so he shared his with me.I had no idea who he was until later.
But,I remember thinking he reminded me of Grandfather.He was such a kind man and I look foward to greeting him in the New system. Until then may he remain in Jehovah's memory.
Deborah Martin
March 31, 2007
I met Mickey and Jane one sunny Sunday afternoon on a dare. A friend and I had gone out for a few errands, and he bet that he could find the home of one of his favorite authors. I doubted him, so the bet was on. Well, he was right, and we carefully drove down Mickey's driveway, not intending on bothering them. But much to my surprise, Mickey was sitting out on his deck, and waved to us to stop. I was sure he was going to be very upset with us for bothering him, and I got out of my car with intense trepidation. When we introduced ourselves, our apologies were meet with great kindness and an invitation to stay and chat for a bit.

That afternoon was truly spellbinding! Like Mickey, I had been a pilot for years, and as we shared our love of flying and many other things, I fell in love - with his wit and charm, his laugh, and especially his stunning blue eyes. Before I knew it, we had talked the afternoon away, and Jane came out to remind him about a dinner engagement. We all chatted for a bit, and she is as lovely and gracious to strangers as Mickey.

I regret not visiting again, but I will always treasure that golden afternoon. My heart goes out to Jane and all of Mickey's family for their great loss. He will be missed by so many, not just for his delightful writing, but for being the splendid and complex man behind the pen.
Melissa Gemmel
December 22, 2006
I;m really sorry I never met U, mine & your friend ,Richard in Myrtle Beach, said U were a real character..U have left us an outstanding legacy.......a transplanted Sandlapper in Calif..Cleve..
Cleve Masad
November 10, 2006
I was born in Columbia S.Carolina in
1952, my father was a HUGE fan of you Mr. Spillane. Each summer we would go to Myrtle Beach and would
ALWAYS travel south to Murrel's Inlet to dine at Oliver's Lodge for
some fresh, prime 'Lo Country' sea-
food, I can recall like it was yes-
terday my dad would always point out
that "see right down that road.....
that's where Micky Spillane live."
May God Bless you and the family &
friends you left behind....And this
Thanksgiving as we head up U.S.17 to
my mom's house, I'll slow down and
look down that road and recall my
dear father's proud proclamation
"Micky Spillane lives right down that road..."
Kindest regards:
Timothy & Robin Cromer
Timothy Lee Cromer
November 3, 2006
Mark Geuy of Murrieta - Mickey you were one of the best mystery writers.

God Bless You
Mark Geuy
October 4, 2006
Here's how I chose to remember ya, Mickey. I paid way too much for one of your paperbacks because it had your signature. I'll be retaining it in a special collection. Thanks for hauling a valuable tradition into the second millennium.
From a customer, and, therefore, a friend.
Ralph Cox
September 30, 2006
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless
Mark Geuy
September 30, 2006
I've yet to find, over the years, the right words to say to someone who has lost someone close to them. What I've now come to understand, is that it's not the words, but the intent to offer comfort in some way that is so important.
Mickey and Jane were lucky enough to find something that many people search their whole lives for and never find. A partner that is a combination of your very best friend, an equal partner that is willing to give 80% when you are having a 20% day, loves you when you gain additional wrinkles, more grey hair and in this special relationship, listens to the same stories over and over.....and over again.
I am so glad that they had this relationship and got to share so many things together. I know that they loved each other so very much.
They opened their hearts and home to this "Yankee" girl and gave me a second family. I am very glad that they had such a rich and wonderful relationship. I was very lucky to have known both of them.
I am so saddened by his passing and yet still find myself chuckling when I remember some of those faces he used to make and those "off the cuff" comments. The joy he found in the simplest of gifts, be it a box of those Frosted Flakes or a little bag of orange-slices. What a wonderful and down to earth gentle man.
Vickie Fredericks
August 7, 2006
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Valerie Tarbill
August 7, 2006
to Mickey's family. I hope to make it in the new system and to see him. He was a very strong man in accepting the truth, more so than his tough movies. Agape' Love, Bill.
William E Sweeney Jr.
August 4, 2006
A respectful farewell and a "job well done" to one of the masters. From what I've read on this guest book I'm sorry I never met Mickey. My condolences to his family and friends.
James Scott Bankston
August 4, 2006
Precious Family and Friends;

Knowing the strong faith of your loved one, may these familiar passages Mickey treasured embrace your hearts and bring you peace.

"A book of rememberance is written down for those who love Jehovah God and think upon His name."
Malachi 3:16

Mickey will awaken from his sleep. Ecclesiastes 9:5-10, Job 14: 13-15

An earthly resurrection awaits Mickey as promised by Christ Jesus and Jehovah God.
John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, Rev. 21:3-4

With deep Sympathy and Love,
Don and Sandy Guerriere
August 3, 2006
We remember the wonderful days at Orange Lake,Newburgh, NY. He will be sorely missed.
Henry and Pauline Reyns
August 3, 2006
What a wonderful and special person Mr. Spillane was on earth and will be in Heaven. His way with people here on earth let's us know that he sent up his timber for his mansion in Heaven. We will all miss him here but if we mimic his way with people and love life and people the way he did, we will unite with him again. God's greatest commandment is LOVE. Mickey did LOVE all of his "fellow man" and this was evident. So friends and FAMILY, weep a little for him but let him go for now. Because God only reached down into His wonderful beautiful garden here in South Carolina and picked a handsome hearty flower (Mickey).
Christopher Hickson
July 30, 2006
My sympathies to the Spillane family. Losing a vital family memory is always difficult. But, time has a wonderful way of removing the sting of loss and replacing it with the joy of memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Vicky (Rich) Zelenka
July 30, 2006
Jane,
My thoughts and prayers have been with you and Mickey's kids. I remember swimming with Mickey's children in front of the Inlet house in the creek a long time ago. Mickey was always so nice to me. I hope to see you soon. Little Ree McIntyre Rogers
Maree Rogers
July 30, 2006
My deepest sympathies.

I grew up in Murrells Inlet, and as a child I remember sneaking into Mickey's yard, just to get a peak. Since that time I met Mickey several times, the last was when one of his "brothers", who was my partner at work (AFLAC), took me to meet him. Mickey welcomed me into his home and talked for quite some time. I enjoyed the visit more than I can express. He treated me as if I were family.

Mickey will be sorely missed by any and all who knew him and by anyone who know of him. We have lost an icon. Thank you, Mickey, for giving us so much of you to remember forever.
Lori Grbich
July 30, 2006
Our thoughts are with all of the families.
Don and Linda Lash
July 30, 2006
May Jehovah's promise of a resurrection bring you lasting peace and comfort during this sad time. Agape,
Larry Rounds & Family
July 29, 2006
Farewell Mickey. I never got to meet you like I'd long wished, hopefully we'll get to take a stroll together down those golden streets of Heaven sometime.
Alan Silvey
July 28, 2006
Ms Janie,

Mickey was a great man. I had the pleasure of meeting him while I was in high school. I enjoyed seeing and talking with him when he came into Food Lion when I was at work. It's been many years since I have seen either of you. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

He will be greatly missed. My mom sends her best wishes as well. Even though she can't be here, I know she will be saddend to hear of his passing.

Cortney Chapman, Kathy Anglin, and family.
Cortney Chapman
July 26, 2006
May this great man rest in peace.
He brought so much pleasure to so
many.
My sincere condolences to his family.
Ray Greene
July 25, 2006
Ward & Kathy.......we have fond memories of fun times with the Spillanes as we grew up in the old days of Murrells Inlet....aahhhhh...those WERE the days! Thinking of you......
Norma Cooler & Wayne Pierce
July 25, 2006
I had the privilege of knowing of Mickey for 30+ years as my family always vacationed in Surfside in the summer and would come down often throughout the years. Then my husband and I moved to Surfside in Sept. '04 and got to know Mickey personally for the year we spent there. He was such a class act and always had a smile for both of us, and he would usually regale us with a story from his past. We're both thinking of all of your family at this time, especially Lisa, whom we also had the chance to get to know through Mickey. We both look forward to seeing him again in the paradise earth that Jesus promised.
Kim & Andy Fall
July 24, 2006
Condolences from Ultramar Fuel and Propane in Granville, NY. I only spoke to Mickey once on the phone. I was nervous at first, I let him run out of propane in the middle of winter. I just new this "celebrity" was going to bite my head off!! Or worse, write about it and I am the first to get "whacked?" Well, he didn't. He was quite a gentleman and very funny. He will be missed !
Vicki Smith
July 24, 2006
I do not believe I have ever met a more caring and giving person in my life. He was always willing to pitch in and do all he could.
When he spoke, it was with such passion that you actually felt as if you were there. He told me of his life's adventures and I realized that he actually did all the things some people say "someday". For Mickey, it was everyday. I will truly miss you and I know we will meet again. See ya later Frank!
Frank Simonetti
July 24, 2006
Mickey's relatives and all his admirers may God Bless Y'all.
Bobby Joe Strong
Bobby Joe Strong
July 23, 2006
I know that like most creators, he and his character, Mike Hammer were total and complete opposites. Hammer was shallow, overblown and often clueless and thoughtless, someone who probably gave the overwhelming scent of wood burning when he tried to analyse a situation, someone who wasted more bullets than breath, but I must say that I looked at Hammer as a caricature, a non-character, someone totally unlike any Private Investigator I ever knew. But that character, with all his idiocies gave me many hours of enjoyable reading and many laughs as well. I also enjoyed portrayals of him by Darren McGavin, Biff Elliot, Ralph Meeker and Mickey himself. The same can be said of the other P.I.s [Perennial Idiots in my terms], Doggeron Kelly and Tiger Mann. They will live, though their creator is gone. As a writer, nobody did it better. Requiescat in pace, Francis Morrison Spillane.
Paul Sussmann
July 23, 2006
While we never met Mickey we felt close to his good guys. Mike Hammer and more recently Mako Hooker made people feel safer. We did meet his step-daughter Lisa at a restaurant in Murrell's Inlet a few years ago,she is a class act also. Thanks Mickey for the books. May God be with all your family.
Jimmy Martin & Cheryl Jackson
July 22, 2006
Papa, I love you, and will miss you very much!
Stephanie Spivey
July 22, 2006
To a great writer, who was not afraid to make his dreams a reality. So glad you made Murrells Inlet, SC your home. We were fortunate to have you around. You will be missed.
Sebastian & Deborah Hui
July 21, 2006
I felt so honored having met you while shopping in Murrells Inlet.{I lived in Surfside Beach at the time.}Your memory will live on through all your great books.May you and your family be at peace.
Wanda Reed
July 21, 2006
I loved watching Mike Hammer; and I always felt as though I were a character in the stories. You will be greatly missed.
Robyn Leonard
July 21, 2006
May you find comfort and peace in this time of sadness. All of us who loved Mickey Spillane's writing share your grief.
Jack Croft
July 21, 2006
How wonderful to know Mr. Spillane touched so many lives!! Be proud and celebrate his life through his accomplishments and the thought that he was loved by so many. He touched my life and those around me through his wonderful books. You felt as if you were in the midst of his terrific stories. Be assured that he lives on through his writings and will always. My father always told me "when someone passes, always remember their smile". When you do, it will bring a smile to your face. Well, Dad was right. It works. My deepest sympathy to Mr. Spillane's family from an old (OLD!) admiring fan.
Elayne Stawicki
July 21, 2006
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.I enjoyed his work and he will be missed terribly.
Anthony Mooradian
July 21, 2006
I grew up a few houses down from the dirt road on Rock Cut Road in Newburgh where Mickey Spillane lived and worked. I can remember walking by his house and feeling intrigued by his life. I was always impressed by all his accomplishments. My deepest sympathies,
Doreen M.(Imbasciani) Auchmoody
Port Jervis, New York
Doreen Auchmoody
July 21, 2006
To a wonderful artist, great writer and great blessing. We know your wonderful work will continue in your new Heavenly home.
Tammy Wulf
July 21, 2006
As a young girl I remember meeting Mr. Spillane over at Mr.Wilcox's home (Alice Flaggs home). They both where so wise and told such wonderful stories. As he spoke; you almost felt as if you were there. Still, until this day I can close my eyes and see the inlet and (almost) smell the oysters in the air. Peace Be With You .
Jimilynn Collins
July 21, 2006
Mrs. Jane, I was sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey. I met him one day when I was doing security work at the beach and was headed home to Hemingway. I had stopped to get a soda and he was there at the gas station with his pickup. He asked me about my job and we must have talked for about 45 minutes, about anything and everything. Mr. Mickey was a down to earth guy. Mr. Mickey will be missed. My only regret is that I didn't have one of his books with me for him to autograph for me. He told me to come by sometime, but I seemed to always be in a hurry or didn't have time. May the Lord give you and the family comfort and strength for the days ahead. Again, thank you Mr. Mickey.
Clyde Calvin Hughes
July 20, 2006
I had the pleasure of having Thanksgiving with Mickey and Jane. He had the most amazing stories I have ever heard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lauren Oliver
July 20, 2006
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
David and Frances Eason
July 20, 2006
May the blessings of the Lord be with you and your family.
Joyce Harris
July 20, 2006
Sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Irene Moore Jolly
July 20, 2006
dear jena
im sorry about your husband death.i have been warching the news u are very said hope every thing is well
remember mickey is warching you up above
Sean Ramsey
July 20, 2006
MAY THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONTINUE TO BE COMFORTED BY GOD'S PROMISES TO "SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER" AND TO "WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES."
DOLORES JONES
July 20, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sympathies.
James & Sandra Spillane
July 20, 2006
We will miss the true Mayor of Murrells Inlet !! What a lovely man. I will miss his smile. God bless you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Kathy Rogers Harris
Kathy Harris
July 20, 2006
my condolence to the family i will miss him so much god bless for every one in the family of mickey some day we will meet again ? we will remember him in our heart loves always in our heart?
ann
July 20, 2006
Dear Jane, We're deeply saddened by Mickey's passing. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you and the family. May God bless.
David and Rita Kesterson
July 20, 2006
Hi, Jane:

Terry and I were so sorry to hear of Mickey's passing. He was very lucky to have you for his final 20 years.

Mother (Catherine Davidson) died Oct. 30, 2005. She was 93. We had her Celebration of Life service at Richardson's Funeral Home in Marion and buried her cremains beside Daddy in Rose Hill Cemetery. It was amazing to see who came to pay their respects after all these years!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Dee (formerly Margaret) Davidson and Terry L. Roland
Dee (Margaret) Davidson Roland
July 20, 2006
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
nancy hermann
July 20, 2006
There's pleasure in remembering Mr. Spillane's imagination with pen in hand. "Mike Hammer" is my all time favorite. Thanks Mickey for passing thru. RIP.
Carolyn Watts
July 19, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Rodell Lee
July 19, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the Spillane family.--Having known Mickey for years, those that did not, missed a wonderful person.--
Bill (William P.) Murphy
July 19, 2006
I am deeply sadden about the passing of Mickey.
I will pray for you Mrs. Spillane and your family and ask that the Lord comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. I did not spend as much time with Mickey as I wanted to. The time that I did spend with him was very enjoyable and inspirational for me. Our conversations about his writings and his life were fascinating. Mickey was a brilliant writer and my friend. I can only imagine the conversations that he is having now with all his friends as he walks down that golden street. I will miss him but I know I will see and talk to him again someday.
Michael X. Spillane
July 19, 2006
Loved his works.

Michael Locker MD
Michael Locker MD
July 19, 2006
I did not ever meet Mr. Spillane, but had great respect for him because of all the nice things that were spoken of him. I never hear one thing in reference to him that was all negative. God Bless all of you in your time of mourning. My prayers go out to all of the family.
Wesley and Glenda Watts
July 19, 2006
My condolences to the family. I have enjoyed reading about everyone of Mickey's books and have two autographed ones; I,THE JURY and THE KILLING MAN. So long Mike Hammer.You are the best.
Ann Rogers
July 19, 2006
Dear Jane,
I first meetMicky in 1980 and have visited you guys every year since. Both of you have always been so friendy and open to my visits. Being one of Mickey's friends has been one of the highlights of my life. God bless both of you.
Banjo Williamson Radford ,VA.
banjo williamson
July 19, 2006
Though I never met you, I was an ardent fan of your writings, especially the television series "Mike Hammer." Great Work! As a fellow JW, I look forward to meeting you in Paradise.
Doris Barnes
July 19, 2006
I would like to express my deepest smypathy. I remember when I was 9 years old and moved into an apartment complex in Murrell's Inlet and you guys lived in the same neighborhood. I would come over to your apartment with my friend Summer. You two were always the sweetest people to us. Mickey Spillane will be greatly missed!
Melissa Carr
July 19, 2006
God Speed Mickey and thank you for so many entertaining hours with your books.
Robert E. Baker
July 19, 2006
It was not Catcher in the Rye nor As You Like It that made me a reader while in high school. It was reading a Mickey Spillane book. I think it was I, the Jury. That goes back to the 50's. Thank you for showing me that reading can be fun.
Rita Hicks
July 19, 2006
Farewell to one of a kind. May God Bless you all in your sorrow.
The pleasure and joy he bought to others will not be forgotten.
Faye Graves
July 19, 2006
I worked at the old Red and White grocery store during high school in the early 60's. Mickey came in many times in white bermuda shorts,and was always so kind. My father had every Mike Hammer book, and treasured them. Mickey was kind enough to autograph a copy of two of his books for a man that worked for my father whlie we were living in Mexico...this man thought he had been given the Holy Grail! I ran into Mickey many years later, at a restaurant and told him how much the books had meant to this man, and thanked him again. He was so gracious. He'll be missed here, but I'm sure he had one grand welcoming committee in Heaven!!
Lynne Turner
July 19, 2006
Thanks for the memories. Rest in
peace Mickey.
Howard King
July 19, 2006
thanks for the memories.rest in peace. A old friend from the '50s'60s'70s'80s.
James L. Brown
July 19, 2006
TO THE FAMILY OF MR. SPILLANE. HE
WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND A GREAT
MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED.
EDWARD ALTMAN-SC HIGHWAY PATROL-RETIRED
July 19, 2006
My thoughts and Prayers go out to Mickey's family esp. Mike whom I've known since school days in Myrtle Beach and the Theater.
I use to meet Mickey when I would sell SUN-NEWS PAPERS in Myrtle Beach every Thursday after school. I sold them for Faye Taylor Sun News person and I sold the papers for.10 a copy(back then it was a weekly) and I sold Mickey his every Thurday (rain or shine) he'd be waiting in his store close to Broadway Pool Hall. He'd give me a quarter and every time he'd say( keep the change Larry", this ment alot to me as I was 10-11 and here a man to me was big and mean looking yet he took the time to smile and say "thank you and keep the change Larry" just like he knew me personally. It wasn't til later I knew who he was and how nice spooken he was at least to me a 10 - 11 year old hustling papers and peanuts to make extra money.
I even ran errands for Mickey as well as other gentlemen alone Broadway Pool where I saw Mickey shooting pool with some of the Greats who came to visit Myrtle Beach.

Thank you MICKEY,,, and again my prayers go out to Mike and Jane and the rest of Mickeys family.

Larry D. Lanning Class of 1974 MBHS
Retired Pro Wrestler of NWA & WWF
1976-1990 Retired in Mayodan, NC
Larry D. Lanning Jr
July 19, 2006
I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Spillane in the Home Depot in Murrels Inlet. When I asked him if He was Mickey Spillane, He replied "Last time I checked." What a pleasant man!
John G. Buttermore
July 19, 2006
KATHY & FAMILY
JACK AND I SEND OUR SYMPATHY TO YOU AT THIS TIME IN THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD - HE LEAVES BEHIND A WONDERFUL FAMILY AS WELL AS A LEGACY OF MANY FINE YEARS OF WRITING

LOVE & SYMPATHY
VICKI (BROMLEY) & JACK DAVIS
VICKI DAVIS
July 19, 2006
I was about 13 and living in Santa Maria, Calif., when the first Hammer novel appeared. I devoured it and all the others that followed. Spillane and Richard Prather (who wrote the 'Shell Scott' detective stories) may not have been teen role models, but in 1947 nobody knews what a 'role model' was anyway. These, Mickey especially, filled a great post-war void in popular literature.
Dale Walker
July 19, 2006
He inspired me to read mystery books. I enjoyed them so much and looked forward to every new one. Jane, I remember you as a young lady as do many of us here in Marion. May God give you His comfort in your hour of need.
Mary M. P{itts
July 19, 2006
We lived in Conway for 5 years and enjoyed his work very much.We will miss you Mickey
Tim and Donna Gregson
July 19, 2006
Dear Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Mickey was a great person and he will truly be missed.
Take care and God Bless, Pam (formally of Inlet Printing), Tom and Jonathan
Pam Wheeler
July 19, 2006
In 1971 I had orders for my second tour of duty to veitnam I boarded my plane in Myrtle Beach for my flight to calif. To my supprise Mickey sat down next to me We exchanged war stories. We talked about how he had rather have props outside pulling rather than jets pushing I will never forget what mickey said to me as he shook my hand good bye He said keep your head down and by almeans return safely I will always cherish that flight with Mr SPillane .God be with you Jane and family
Wendell D Chestnut
July 19, 2006
JANE AND FAMILY,
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
IN THE PASSING OF MICKEY, I NEVER MET HIM BUT SPOKE TO HIM ON THE PHONE, AS A BIG FAN I AM SO SAD WITH GRIEF GOD BLESS YOU.
DENIS RILEY
July 19, 2006
My Prayers go out to son Mike Spillane whom I known since school days in Myrtle Beach and to say Thank you Mickey,,, as he treated me with respect and expected his Sun-News Paper which I sold for .10 a copy in the 1960s for Faye Taylor back then. Mickey had a store next to Broadway Pool and he give me a quarter every Thursday after school and tell me "keep the change Larry".
Again my prayers go out to Mike & Jane and rest of Mickeys Family.

Larry D.Lanning Class of 74 Retired Pro Wrestler NWA/WWF
Retired in Mayodan, NC
Larry D Lanning Jr
July 19, 2006
Dear Mrs. Spillane and Family,
It was my pleasure to meet you and Mr. Spillane at a Murrells Inlet signing of his last book. I will treasure the books I purchased that day and the photo taken with one of America's favorite authors.

On behalf of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, staff and myself, please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy at the loss of such a treasure to our community.

May God bless you as you work through your grief.
Angela Nicholas
July 19, 2006
Jane and Family, Please know that I am so saddened to hear of Mickey's passing. I'll always remember when he would come to Oliver's Lodge, the first time I had to wait on him I was so nervous, I told Maxine to let another waitress take him, but she made me wait on him, he was such a pleasure to wait on, and other customers would get so excited, "Is that Mickey Spillane?" I recall one night a man I was waiting on spotted him and said to me "What does he drive(as he was looking out the windows)" I showed him the Ford truck, he got such a kick out of that. Well, Mickey you'll be greatly missed, and to all the family May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you.
Carolyn Altman
July 19, 2006
God bless the Spillane family. It's sad to see a good writer leave this earth. I enjoyed his work.
Melvin Christopher
July 19, 2006
A legend is gone. But not his wonderful words.They will live on and on for all to read. He'll never be forgotten.
Ann Bernard
July 19, 2006
My sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband and father, "Mickey" Spillane. Two years ago as I waited to be interviewed on the local show, Southern Style, I was delighted to have the opportunity to listen to Jane and his interview, to get a sense of his personality. We were introduced as you were leaving, Jane, and I commented on the coincidence of his and my Dad's age and how good it was to see two men so engaged and active at that age, 86! Just that brief encounter impressed me and I can only imagine how blessed you all have been to have had such a person as husband, father and friend.

Ann Priester, Surfside Beach
Ann Priester
July 19, 2006
Jane,
Robbie and I read of Mickey's death yesterday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It brought back our many years together. I thought of the time you and I traveled Marion in the middle of night on foot doing God knows what. You may have forgotten that, but I never did. We are thinking of you.
Linda & Robbie Ellis
July 19, 2006
When I worked at a popular Murrells Inlet restaurant 20+ years ago, the most commonly asked questions of visitors concerned Mickey Spillane. 'Do you know him? do you ever see him? what's he like? where does he live?' While I protected his address, I always told them 'yes, I often see him riding down the road in his white pickup...' or 'I see him at the grocery store. He's a nice guy.' They always responded with satisfied smiles that said to me 'yeah. I knew he was just like that.' You could say that Mickey put Murrells Inlet on the map, and he invested so much of himself in our community.

Murrells Inlet's "characters" will have soon all slipped away. Mickey, like the rest of them, will be missed but never forgotten.
Paula Beckham
July 19, 2006
To The Family of "Mickey Spillane
I remember meeting Mr.Mickey when I was about 12 years old he was at the local downtown Charleston Library speaking. He instilled in me to read and go places I have never gone within the reach of a book.God used him to be a prolific writer to tell a story that would leave you at another dimension.I thank him for letting me see the wonder of reading I have passed his words of wisdom to my young children.He will live on in and thru his books. God bless you and your family.
Jean Gudger
July 19, 2006
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