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Michael B Flanigan

August 17, 1947 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Michael Flanigan Obituary

Michael B. Flanigan, 75, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Ohio Living Cape May.  His wife, Linda Cummings Flanigan, whom he married December 28, 1968, survives.  He was born August 17, 1947 in White Marsh, Maryland, son of the late Frances Charles Flanigan and Olive Margaret Brown Flanigan.  Mr. Flanigan was a 1966 graduate of Blanchester High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970.  He then served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Mr. Flanigan retired after working 34 years for the Department of Defense at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  He was a member of the Wilmington Masonic Lodge #52 and a 32nd degree member of the              Scottish Rite.  He was also a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Cincinnati Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and old cars.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Flanigan is survived by three children, Timothy (Jaime) Flanigan of Wilmington, Ohio, Melissa (Stephanie George) Flanigan of Baltimore, Ohio, and Michael (Chastity) Flanigan of Wilmington, Ohio; a sister, Olivia Oberlin of Xenia, Ohio; five grandchildren, Taylor (Paul) Singleton, Tori Flanigan, Alex Flanigan, Austin Flanigan, and Andrew Flanigan; two great-grandchildren, Sawyer Singleton and Sutton Singleton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and his companion dog, Kookie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Gene Flanigan, and a sister, Charlene Baum.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.  A funeral service with Rev. Jim Graham officiating will begin at 1:00 PM, Tuesday.  Burial will follow in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and the American Legion Post 49 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, D.C. 20090​ – 1891, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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July 18, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Smith Funeral Homes
327 N. South Street
Wilmington, OH 45177

Funeral Service
July 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Smith Funeral Homes
327 N. South Street
Wilmington, OH 45177


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown MD 21741
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090 – 1891

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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