Francis James “Frank” Mitchell, age 86 of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at The Waters of Robertson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Ronnie Smith and Brother Dakota Rawls officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 until the hour of service at 7:30 p.m.
Burial will be in the Person Memorial Cemetery in Roxboro, NC later this week with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Mitchell was born November 5, 1932 in Danville, VA to the late Dewey and Lottie Williams Mitchell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he worked as a Technical Supply Sgt. Mr. Mitchell was a singer and song writer and loved playing his guitar. He loved wood carving, playing cards and fishing and was also a member of the West End Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Mitchell is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Mitchell and his brothers, Dewey Mitchell, Jr. and Billy Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Dollie Moon Mitchell; sons, Charles (Donna) Mitchell of Blackfoot, ID, Lester (Billie Jean) Mitchell of San Antonio, TX and James D. Mitchell of Melrose, NM; daughters, Sunny Mae (John) Duszynski of Munith, MI and Pamela R. Wilson of Springfield; step-sons, Dennis (Debbie) Moon of Adams and Danny (Cheryl) Moon of Springfield; step-daughter, Diane Goff of Springfield; sister-in-law, Lula Mitchell of Roxboro, NC; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.