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.