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Myron Baxter McNickles, Jr.

October 29, 1992 — July 14, 2022

Myron Baxter McNickles Jr., 29 of Worcester, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Myron, lovingly referred to as “Junior,” entered this world with an old soul, gentle heart and a tenacious spirit. He appreciated the beauty of nature and valued the bonds of family. Myron worked as a behavioral health technician alongside men in the recovery process. He was a beacon of hope and inspiration to his clients. Myron recently enrolled at Holyoke Community College where he planned to earn a certificate in addiction and recovery.

Junior was known for his quick wit and intellectual curiosity. He loved  to read and often  could be found reading his favorite authors Lee Goldberg and Kitty Pilgrim.  Additionally, he enjoyed the  outdoors, especially  fishing, (which has become a family passion) motocross, and going to the gym. A foodie by nature, he ate good food with good people. More than anything, Junior loved his Dodge Ram 1500 eco diesel truck. 

Myron’s spirit lives on in the loves of his life; his sons, Myron Baxter McNickles, III and Joshua John Lee McNickles. He is survived by his parents, Myron Baxter McNickles of Lowell and Shrone Yvette (Roberson) Tootle of Chicopee; his sister, Cynthia Denise Cunningham of Roxbury; the mother of his children, Jalissa Trotman of Norwood; his maternal grandmother and step grandfather, Ruth and Howard Skipwith of Leicester; six aunts, Marilyn and Shirley McNickles both of Worcester,  Joyce McNickles of Sutton; Christina Swaidan and her husband Salah of Windsor, CT.; Pamela Johnson and her husband Daryn of Amherst, NH., Talitha Baker of Goose Creek, SC.; He is also survived by his devoted uncle and godfather Ralph McNickles of Worcester; his uncles Kenny McNickles of Oxford; David Lee Roberson, Jr. and his wife Robin of Whitinsville; many cousins and friends and supporters..  He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Lucille (Fluker) McNickles and his maternal grandfather, David Lee Roberson, Sr.

Myron’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at Mt. Olive Pentecostal Church, 60 Highland St., Worcester, MA. 01609.  Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Following the burial, a repast for friends and family will be held at The Manor, 42 W. Boylston St., West Boylston, MA 01583. A period of calling hours will be held on Friday, July 22nd from 4-7 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making donations in his name to: North Cottage Program, Inc. 69 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 22, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Mount Olive Pentecostal Church

60 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Worcester County Memorial Park

217 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA 01612

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