Dewey Leslie Mitchell, 94, Roanoke, was called home to be with the Lord after a life well lived on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Dewey was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church and devoted his life to serving the Lord. He lived as a family man that set a positive example for others. As part of “the Greatest Generation” Dewey served in the Army during WWII. Dewey is preceded in death by his parents Leonard Leslie Mitchell and Sina Dewey Davis Mitchell; sister Susie Underwood; and first wife Bevie Mae Peters Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Mitchell; son Gary Mitchell and wife Libby; daughter Diane Merritt; step-daughter Sherry Roberts and husband Robin; grandchildren Chuck Kirby and wife Kristi, Chris Mitchell and wife Colleen, and Carrie Mitchell; great-grandchildren Reagan, Carson, Tommy, Amber, Ethan, Jada, and Elijah; and special sister-in-law Garnett Wickline and husband Max.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Robert Alderman officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Lotz Vinton Chapel.