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Memorial Service

Decatur Assembly of God
Friday April 22nd, 2022

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Richard D Mitchell Sr.

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.




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I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a very nice and Good man. So nice and friendly. Heaven has gained another good man. God Bless you all!! Patty Boyle

Patty Boyle Apr 23 2022 6:47 PM

My favorite memory was raking him food on Wednesday nights and sitting and chatting with. A wonderful friend 💜

Ronda McAdams Apr 19 2022 10:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Mitchell Sr.

Ronda McAdams Apr 19 2022 10:30 AM

We love Richard and appreciated the life he lived for Jesus. We consider him to be a true friend

Sport and Punkin Apr 16 2022 9:45 PM

So sorry for your loss. Every time I saw Richard, he was happy and ready to play his guitar and sing a song. His word was truth. I can imagine Richard, Glen, and my Dad (Jim) setting with Jesus. Telling each other about all the wonderful things that they are seeing and the beautiful songs they are singing. Heaven has gained some very good men. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.

Charlotte Rotramel Apr 16 2022 7:37 PM

Many great memories of being in church and revivals with Bro. Richard Mitchell and always enjoyed hearing his anointed singing.
Praying for the Mitchell family. Love to all.

Linda Hampton Apr 13 2022 7:21 PM

So sorry for your loss, but I know he's rejoicing and singing in glory. Keeping you in my prayers

Betty Southerland Apr 12 2022 10:47 AM