Theodore “Sonny” Mitchell, Jr., age 77, of Highway 519, West Liberty, Kentucky, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 30, 2020, while in the care of his loving family. Born March 31, 1943, in Beattyville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Theodore (Ted) and Lucille Ross Mitchell. In addition to his parents, Michael Watson, step-son, preceded Sonny in death as well as one sister and one brother.
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Thelma June Whitt Mitchell along with his step-daughter, Michelle (Chad) Brooks. He adored his grandchildren Kendra (Eddie) McFarland, Keisha McKenzie, and Collin McKenzie and his great grandchildren Taelon McKenzie, Salem McKenzie, and Hannah McFarland. He is also survived by one brother Dwight Mitchell of Richmond, Kentucky. He had two sisters-in-law, Gloria Whitt and Geraldine Whitt, who also survives him along with a host of nieces and nephews, who will miss his sense of humor.
Sonny was a retired correctional officer from the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. Sonny proudly served his country in the United States Army. A full military service will be conducted by the DAV Chapter 132 of West Liberty. He was a member of the Zag Community Church where he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in 2018.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00pm,Wednesday, September 2,2020 at the Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Bro .J.R. Keeton, Bro. Donald Cox and Bro. Gary Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the West Liberty Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum in West Liberty, Kentucky ( with Military Honors conducted by Morgan County DAV Chapter # 132). Active pallbearers: Collin McKenzie, James Fugate, Ricky Fleming, Kaleb Sergent, Eddie McFarland, and Benny Perkins. Honorary pallbearers: Cooper Fleming, Conner Fleming, Taelon McKenzie, Jacob Sergent and James Sergent. Visitation will be 6:00pm, Tuesday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty, Kentucky.
COVID-19 regulations will be followed as set forth by Governor Beshear and the CDC. The family request that visitors respect their desire to keep everyone safe by practicing social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering of some sort.
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