Dennis A. Mitchell
Dennis Aaron Mitchell, 87, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Monday, November 5, 2012 in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Mitchell was born in 1925 in Frametown, West Virginia, the son of the late Fletcher and Blanche Mitchell. He was a Veteran of World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres serving in the United States Navy. He achieved the rank of Gunners Mate. He was a sawmill supervisor with Plumly Lumber Company in Winchester serving for over 45 years. After his retirement, Dennis loved gardening and was well known for growing, selling and giving away his tomatoes.
His first wife, Rosella Whitlock Mitchell, preceded him in death on September 10, 1976.
He married Susan M. Chase on July 16, 1978, in Front Royal, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Aaron L. Mitchell, Sr. and wife, Brenda, of Star Tannery, Virginia, Scott H. Mitchell and wife, Kristi, of Winchester, three step-daughters, Mary L. Myers of Washington D.C., Carolyn S. Stewart of Altoona, Wisconsin, Margaret M. Savory and husband, Mike, of Winchester; two step-sons, Peter H. Myers of Roanoke, Virginia, Carl F. Myers and wife, Renee, of Canyon Lake, Texas; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Hawkins and husband, Roger, of Covington, Virginia, Nellie Stickley and companion, Noah Collins, of Winchester; and brother, James Mitchell and wife, Treva, of Frametown, West Virginia and numerous nephews.
Two sisters, Gertrude Shaw and Lulu Mitchell and one brother, Eugene Mitchell, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Omps Funeral home, Amherst Chapel.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with The Reverend Deborah Rutter and Benjamin Nathaniel Savory officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park with Military honors by VFW Post 2123.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
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