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Robert "Larry" L. Mitchell   I am a Veteran.
September 13, 1948  -  October 30, 2019

 

Robert Larry "Mad Dog" Mitchell passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born September 13, 1948 a son to the late Herbert L and Tessie Mae (Johnston) Mitchell.

In 1966, he graduated from Bradford High School. On March 17, 1979 he married Valery Graham and they were married 39 years. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a Sergeant in the USMC and served from 1967 to 1973 with two of those being in the reserves. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the National Defense Service Medal among several other military medals. Larry was an LPN after the Marines and before he joined Arkansas State Police where he earned the rank of Corporal. During his service from 1977 until his retirement in 1999 with the ASP he received numerous medals and commendations.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was also a voracious reader and would read any and all genre.

Mr. Mitchell is preceded in death by his parents Herbert L. And Tessie (Johnston) Mitchell, his Wife Valery (Graham) Mitchell, his son Robert Larry Mitchell Jr, brother Herbert L Jr. and brother in law R.A Mayhue.

Left to cherish his memory is his two daughters Rebecca Long and husband Scott of Winder, GA, Tessie Mitchell-Vest and husband Scotty of Judsonia, AR, his niece Hope Wiggins of Deerfield Beach FL whom he considered his own, his 2 brothers Leroy Mitchell and his wife Noma of Bradford, AR and Paul Mitchell and wife Linda of Searcy, AR his three sisters Gwena Sandford and husband R.A. of Bradford, AR, Nina Mayhue of Bradford, AR, and Cathy Blevins and husband Danny Blevins of Newark, AR, his sister in law Shirley Mitchell of Velvet Ridge, Ark, his grandchildren Kelsey Long of Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Jacob Long of Buford, GA, Mitchell Long of Winder, GA, and Seth Mitchell of Judsonia, AR and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held November 6, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm at Roller Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy,AR with memorial service to immediately follow with Bro. Danny Blevins officiating. Inurnment will be at White County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to St Judes, Wounded Warrior, or Marine Toys for Tots.


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