Obituary: Michael Dean Sankpill, JUNE 21, 1964 – JAN. 9, 2020

Michael Sankpill
Posted: Jan. 10, 2020 10:55 am

Michael Dean Sankpill, 55, of New London, Mo, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his home.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Steve Barker will officiate. There will be no visitation.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Michael was born June 21, 1964, in Hannibal to Tom Davis and Levadia Steenberg Davis Sankpill.

Survivors include his mother, Levadia Sankpill of New London, Mo.; two brothers, Mark Davis of Columbia, Mo., and Dr. Stephen Sankpill (Beth) of Hannibal; seven aunts, Beverly McCoy (Richard), Sheree Thomas, Julie Selleck, Patricia Dameron, Laura Adams, Pam Clark and Ellen Ryan; and two uncles, Bill Sankpill (Shirley) and Virgil Majors. He is also survived by one nephew, Hugh Sankpill; and his special friend, Mike Maddox (Casy).

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Tom Davis; his adopted father, Bob Sankpill; grandparents, Ruth and Lee Sankpill, grandparents, Tom and Rose Davis, grandparents, Lynola and Virgil Menger; aunt, Wanda Majors; and eight uncles, Bucky Thomas, Jeff Selleck, Ken Hutton, James Davis, Wayne Davis, Harry Clark, Allen Adams and Mike Ryan.

Professionally Michael worked as a die caster in St. Louis, Mo.

Away from work Michael enjoyed writing short stories and simply being outdoors. Michael was a great cook and loved to dine out, especially liking Mexican cuisine. An avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, Michael always looked forward to baseball season. Most of all Michael loved to spend time with his family.

Michael was a member of the First Christian Church of Hannibal. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Hannibal.

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