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Melvin LeRoy Mitchell
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Melvin LeRoy Mitchell, 85, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born May 29, 1932 in La Habra, California to the late John and Ruby (Pierce) Mitchell. Melvin was a veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He was a skilled tradesman working in carpentry, landscaping and retired from the Lakeside School District. Melvin loved many types of crafts, gospel music, was a coach in the local Special Olympic, was a medal winner in the Senior Olympics and loved playing pranks on family and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Kathy Mitchell, his parents; son Terry Brindley and granddaughter Shanna Eckles. He is survived by daughters Donna Backman; Kandee Flesissner (Mike); Mary Johnson (John); Judy Barr (Keith); Sharon Barr (Ken) and April Willard; sons Allen Mitchell (Debbie); James Brindley (Diane); Steven Brindley (Janette); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Service will be at 3:00 p.m. the same day at the funeral home with Dr. Chuck DeVane officiating.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Lake Hamilton Baptist Church as the pastor and people there were very special to him and were his spiritual family.


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Visitation

Friday

5

Jan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Service

Friday

5

Jan

3:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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