Byron K. ​ “Buddy”​ Mitchell, Sr., 79, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late William B. Mitchell ​and Thelma H. Roberts.  He was also predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Carolyn H. Mitchell, a son, Robert “Nip” Pearson, a daughter, Janis K. Mitchell, a brother, Jerry Mitchell, and a grandchild, Lina Beth Pearson.  He was a member of the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Mitchell; children, Harry “Happy” Pearson and wife Mary, John Pearson, Byron “Ken” Mitchell, Jr. and wife Shirley, Jennifer Hooper and husband Jimmie, and Craig Mitchell; 18 ​grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and extended family. ​
The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake.  Rev. William A. “Buddy” Hoggard, II and Rev. Larry Ryals ​will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
​The family wishes to thank Seniorcorp and a special thank you to Makaila Wallace​.
Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.