Willie Franklin Mitchell, age 73 of Berea, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, to the late George Franklin and Virginia Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was retired from Clark Equipment. In his leisure time, he loved to hunt, fish, and the horses. He was a charter member of the African-American Genealogy Group.
Survivors include his wife, Sharyn Richards Mitchell of Berea; his children: Keith Mitchell of Clarksville, Indiana, Willetta Cowan of Lexington, Benita Dawson of Lexington; his step-children: Marc Miller and Dana Miller, both of Frankfort; his sisters: Betty Mitchell Williams and Wanda Mitchell Bailey, both of Hamilton, Ohio; his step mother, Marguerite Mitchell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren also survive. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mabson Stout.
Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Baptist Church on S. Mulberry Street in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Burial will follow in the Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the church.
Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea is in charge of the arrangements. www.davisandpowellfuneralhome.com.