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David Hamilton Mitchell Jr.

David Hamilton Mitchell Jr., 86, of Winslow, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at Northwest Medical Center of Springdale, Arkansas.

Dave was born on January 11, 1934 in Pecos, Texas to David Hamilton Mitchell Sr. and Bessie Vecera. He married the love of his life Effie Nell Spinks on January 3rd, 1954. He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee of the 1st Mobile Construction Battalion from 1951 to 1954. He retired as a machinist from Danaher Tools in Springdale AR, but he was a “Jack of all trades” in many ventures including wood and metalsmithing, making tin-men, yard birds, games and crafts of all types. He loved dancing (even with his walker at the senior center), fishing, hiking, playing guitar (had a band called the “Arkansas Travelers”), his childhood horses and spending time in his “he-shed.” He made friends wherever he went.

He is preceded in death by his parents David Hamilton Mitchell Sr. and Bessie Vecera Mitchell; wife Effie Nell Spinks of the home; and two sons Kelvin “Stan” Stanley Mitchell and David “Bub” Hamilton Mitchell III.

He is survived by three daughters Cheryl Nimmo and husband Mike of Goshen, AR, Rhonda Spitz and husband John of Winslow, AR, and Carla Mitchell-Delozier and husband Bryan of Elkins, AR; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many other friends and loved ones.

In light of current health concerns, CDC regulations should be followed. The informal Memorial service will be held at Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel on Friday, August 7th, 2020. Drop in from 4 PM to 7 PM. The arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale, AR.

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Daddy, there isn't one memory that i can share, there aren't enough words. I have learned so much from you. I have seen how to be a good person by your example. Thank you seems so hollow. But for lack of a better word THANK YOU, for allowing me to be in yor shops underfoot asking questions, allowed to "help", giving direction, guidance, asking me what exactly i was thinking, supporting when i didn't think, being a friend who enjoyed many of the same movies and books, and just loving me, cause i sure loved you. Thank you for loving my kids and grandkids. Your influence on them was perfect. We hope to be as good as you were. We miss you today and forever.

Carlamitchelld@yahoo.com Jul 14 2020 12:00 AM

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