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Murrell Roy Mitchell, age 73, husband of Brenda Mitchell of Somerset, KY., passed from this life on Saturday September 19, 2015 in hospice care at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in the presence of family.
Born March 23, 1942, in the Slate Branch Community of Somerset, KY., he was the son of the late Grayson “Pete” and Wanda Mitchell.
Survivors other than his wife include a son, Steven Roy (and Lisa) Mitchell of Science Hill, KY; and a daughter, Amanda Jean (and Edwin) Colyer of Somerset, KY; two stepsons, Ronnie Johnson of Stanford, KY; and Stephen Johnson of Somerset, KY; ten grandchildren, Jillian Felicia (and David), Landen, Samantha, Seth, Makayla, Brittenay, Derek, Brandon, and Josh, three great-grandchildren, Hailey, Kinley, and Jackson, two brothers, Brent Wayne (and Carolyn) Mitchell of Chicago, IL; and James (and Beverly) Mitchell of Somerset, KY; four sisters, Inez Jones of Ferguson, KY; Lela (and Bill) Myers of Somerset, KY; Roberta (and Elmo “Pete”) Mounce of Somerset, KY; and Elsie L. Roberts of Somerset, KY; one brother-in-law, Allen Mayfield of Somerset, KY; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Mitchell of Somerset, KY; Beverly Mitchell of Indianapolis, IN; and Opal Mitchell Shouse of Jackson, KY; and a precious aunt, Wilma Girdler. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews that he loved very much, In addition to his parents,
Roy was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Eugene, Norton, Luther, Russell, and Lula Belle Mayfield.
Roy proudly served in the Army in 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of Post 269 VFW.
He was a retired truck driver of 32 years with the Somerset Refinery. His hobbies included; farming, gardening, and spending time with family. His big heart and gentle soul lead many people to know him by “Poppy.” Roy will be greatly missed by many family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday September 21, 2015 after 6pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 3pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Strunk and Elmo “Pete” Mounce officiating.
Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #88 Honor Guard of Corbin, KY. Pall Bearers will be Roy’s grandchildren.
Burial will follow in Floyd Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland located at 100 Parkway Drive Somerset, KY 42503.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.