He was born on December 24, 1947 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Beryl and Grace Barlow Mitchell.
Surviving are his children: Christi Lima of Phoenix, Arizona, Nancy Mitchell of Oquawka, Illinois, Breeanne (Jason) Mills of Macomb, Illinois, and Season Mitchell of Maquon, Illinois. He is also survived by his mother, Grace Mitchell of Galesburg, Illinois; Eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Patsy King of Galesburg, Illinois; and one brother, Michael Mitchell of Maquon, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father.
He worked as a mechanic and truck driver for Neff Co. in Avon, Illinois and for Sampson, Inc. of Galesburg, Illinois. He enjoyed collecting toy John Deere tractors.
Cremation Rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Family in care of Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com