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Richard D. Mitchell SR, 82, of Decatur, AR, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on April 9th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born in Carthage, MO, on October 27, 1939, to the late Jap Croslin Mitchell and Olive Marie (Jackson) Mitchell.
On June 27, 1959, in Keyes, CA, Richard married the love of his life, Sharon Blaylock and she survives. Richard loved to work with his hands and over the years worked as a carpenter and farmer.
Richard devoted his life to the Lord and attended the Decatur Assembly of God Church. He loved to sing and play his guitar. In his early years Richard enjoyed coon hunting with his brothers. Richard loved to go to the creek with his grandchildren, where he taught them to swim. He also loved to go fishing and camping and spending time with his grandchildren and family. One memory everyone who knew Richard agrees on, is that he whistled everywhere he went.
He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Sharon; his sons, Richard D. Mitchell and Bryan Mitchell and wife Robin; brothers, JC Mitchell, Gary Wayne Mitchell and wife Kathy, and Randy Mitchell; sisters, Peggy Babb, Carrol Arnold, Elaine Rayburn, and Sharon Pruitt and husband James. Richard had 3 grandchildren, Doug Mitchell and wife Katrina, Trent Mitchell, and Brianna Crews and husband Skyler; a sister-in-law, Mary Cooper: very special adopted friends of the family Orville and Lianne Voyles and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Elvin Mitchell and a sister, Ramona Moss.
There will be a Memorial Service at the Decatur Assembly of God Church on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:00 am.
Backstrom~Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Friday, April 22, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Central time)
Decatur Assembly of God
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