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Jack Mickey

July 21, 1932 — December 27, 2022

Jack Lee “Apple Jack” Mickey, 90, of Chambersburg, PA passed away peacefully December 27, 2022 with his son, Dwight L. Mickey by his side.

Born July 21, 1932, in Gettysburg, PA, Jack was the son of the late Samuel J. and Hazel M. Pennell Mickey. In 1933, the family moved to a dairy farm in Williamson, PA. The family also grew tomatoes for H. J. Heinz Co. Jack graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1951, where he played soccer, baseball and was active in the FFA. Upon graduation, Jack hauled milk for Ray Rotz and worked for Charles E. Brake Co., St. Thomas, PA. In 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, spending six months training in Aberdeen, MD, and eighteen months in Japan. Upon returning from the Army, Jack was employed processing milk at Shively’s Dairy, Chambersburg. He married Wilma Bingham Shatzer on April 6, 1958, at the St. Thomas United Brethren Church. She preceded him in death on February 12, 2012.

In 1960, Jack became fulltime at Shatzer’s Fruit Market and Orchards, Chambersburg. In 1972, he took
over all management of the orchard and at the time of his death was in partnership with his son, Dwight
L. Mickey. A hard worker, Jack was a vital part of the daily operations of the business and put in more
than a full day’s work up until his recent illness.

Jack was a member of the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, Franklin County Horticultural Society
(having served as President, Treasurer, and Director), State Horticultural Association of PA (having
served as President and on the Farm Show Committee), the Cumberland Valley Antique Engine and
Machinery Association and Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46. Jack won numerous awards for his
produce at the PA State Farm Show. He was designated a Master Farmer in 1997. In 2003, at the Mid-
Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Growers Convention, he was named Grower of the Year by the State
Horticultural Association of PA.

Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing, having made several trips to Canada and out west. He was a friend to
all who knew him.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his daughter-in-law Lisa Garland Mickey, step-grandson
Christopher G. Diaz, brother Fred K. (Bonnie) Mickey, sister-in-law Loretta N. Davis Mickey all of
Chambersburg, three nephews Timothy L. (Tonya) Mickey of Chambersburg, Craig A. (Rhonda) Mickey
of Ft. Wayne, IN , Todd L. Mickey of McKeesport, PA and their families. He was also preceded in death
by a brother, Charles Robert Mickey.

A viewing will be held at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA
on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Private graveside service with military
honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Cemetery Association, c/o
Galen May, 197 Pioneer Drive, St. Thomas, PA 17252 or the St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 360
St. Thomas-Edenville Road, St. Thomas, PA 17252.
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