May 25, 1946 - January 16, 2020
Graveside Service: Mike will be laid to rest in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, 30 January 2020.
United States Air Force Colonel (retired) Michael Terrance “Mickey” Rooney, 73, flew his final mission on January 16, 2020.
An exceptionally intelligent man and member of MENSA, Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and furthered his formal education with a Masters degree from TCU. As a USAF C-130 pilot, he proudly served his country for 28 years. Mike steadfastly met every challenge he encountered and triumphed over each. He was an accomplished woodworker, metal worker, mechanic and mastered many other skills; but above all he was a happy, fun loving guy who brightened up any room and shared joy and laughter with all he met. He was genuine in every way.
Michael is survived by his wife, of 44 years, Delores; daughter, Heather; his 99 year old mother, Grace; and big brother, Larry.