Michael Mitchell

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Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell Michael David Mitchell, aged 63, of Corbin departed this life on October 24, 2018, at University of Kentucky Medical Center after a brief illness.
Michael was born in California, Kentucky, on February 15, 1955, to RJ Mitchell and Dorothy Smallwood, who preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era and retired from CSX Transportation after 30 years.
He was a member of Sojourn Baptist Church on Moore Hill Avenue where he faithfully served. He was a member of Tri-County Elk Lodge and American Legion Post #88, with which he performed over 100 military funerals and served most recently as District 11 Commander. In retirement he enjoyed serving the community, traveling, riding his motorcycle, and spending time on Laurel Lake with his son.
He is survived by his loving son, Kevin Mitchell of Lexington, Kentucky; two daughters, Tara Grogan of Jacksonville, Florida, and Kelly Ellenburg of Middleburg, Florida; and three grandchildren, Katelyn Grogan of Jacksonville, William Grogan of Jacksonville, and Taylor Ellenburg, of Middleburg. He is also survived by his eight brothers and sisters, Geneva Anderson of Lexington, Angela Mitchell of Corbin, Gina Marshall of Brisbane, Australia, Bob Mitchell of Butler, Kentucky, Jerry Mitchell of California, Kentucky, Francis Ards of Stanford, Kentucky, Sue Blevins of Falmouth, Kentucky, and Jenny Endocott, of Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a host of family and friends who mourn his passing.
A celebration of Michael's life will be held Saturday, November 3, at Sojourn Baptist Church of Moore Hill, Kentucky. Services will be officiated by Pastor Sam Moore. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #88 Honor Guard of Corbin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sojourn Baptist Church.
Published on October 31, 2018
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