Hamilcar T. Mickel, 95, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 20, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
He was born in Harvard, Neb. He was a model builder for McDonnell Aircraft and was in charge of the wind tunnel test on the Mercury spacecraft.
Survivors include his son, Alan Mickel of East Prairie, Mo.
The funeral service will be held at a later date in Harvard, Neb.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.